An underground pipeline or cable will sometimes have an access road,which will be represented as a surface feature, but if there is no surface feature, how will it show on the OSM map? Are there Presets for either underground water pipelines, or telecommunication cables?

asked 23 Jul '14, 01:06

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location=underground would seem to be the choice unless in a self supporting structure such as a tunnel. Tag:man_made=pipeline suggests using location for 'underground', 'underwater' or 'overground' pipes.
Taginfo shows location=underground to be popular.
In special situations the key covered may be suitable

How it looks on a map will depend on the rendering scheme used. eg the underground rail shows well on the openstreetmap transport layer. I couldn't find an example of comms cables underground.

Note that the key layer -1 does not indicate undergound, but instead layer indicates relative position to other objects.

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answered 23 Jul '14, 05:53

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