[Tagging] Link to stream of webcam

Jmapb jmapb at gmx.com
Fri Sep 4 15:34:31 UTC 2020

On 9/4/2020 11:08 AM, dktue wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to tag the link to the (current) JPEG-image of a webcam, but
> the wiki doesn't state how to do so [1].
> Any suggestions how to tag this?
> Cheers,
> dktue
> [1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dsurveillance

The "See also" section of that page seems to suggest the undocumented
tag `contact:webcam` for this purpose. (This should probably be moved to
"Tags to use in combination".) It's in pretty wide use according to
Taginfo (1817 uses.)

Here are some in the wild:


The second one links directly to a .mjpg stream. I did find some linking
directly to .jpg urls but none that were currently functional.


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