[Tagging] preproposal : internet webcam
privat at egil-hjelmeland.no
Sat Nov 30 17:40:27 UTC 2013
On 29. nov. 2013 09:15, Martin Vonwald wrote:
> 2013/11/28 Egil Hjelmeland <privat at egil-hjelmeland.no
> <mailto:privat at egil-hjelmeland.no>>
> I still do not think man_made=surveillance is perfect. But I do
> not have huge problems with it as long as it is documented.
> If something is properly documented in OSM it is a near to perfection
> as it will ever get ;-)
> I also think that surveillance does make sense in this context.
> But if I kindly refer you to
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dsurveillance ,
> you will see that it talk about Big Brother, not about webcams. It
> does not even define how to link to a image on internet.
> Have a look at
> Seems fine to me.
> So when only a few hundred webcams displaying landscape are mapped
> in the world, I would say there is a real problem that people do
> not know how to map them.
> Or that not a lot are interested in tagging them. Everyone has
> different interests - I don't think I would ever map a webcam. But I
> do map fire hydrants... sometimes ;-)
> Best regards,
> Tagging mailing list
> Tagging at openstreetmap.org
OK, webcam is surveillance then.
I am not sure about surveillance=webcam, current values are
indoor|outdoor|public, which I think is orthogonal to being a webcam.
contact:webcam=<url> is fine, that tell we have a webcam. Do we really
need anything more to tell its a webcam?
Taginfo lists 171 contact:webcam , only 53 url:webcam, so contact:webcam
has a lead.
surveillance:zone=weather|traffic|scenic as mentioned elsewhere in the
thread seem to me like a good idea.
Should it be allowed with a list of surveillance:zone values, like
surveillance:zone=scenic;town or surveillance:zone=scenic;snow ?
So my revised suggestion to tag a webcam public on internet is
surveillance= indoor|outdoor|public *
camera:direction= compass degrees *
camera:angle = horizontal angle of view *
* means optional
In order to handle the
suggest make each camera as a relation, the only member is the location
node. The location node could be a man_made=mast.
The relation could be tagged as type=surveillance, in combination with
the tags mentioned above.
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