what this is about

Surveillance under Surveillance shows you cameras and guards — watching you — almost everywhere. You can see where they are located and, if the information is available, what type they are, the area they observe, or other interesting facts.

Different icons and colors give you a quick overview about the indexed surveillance entries. Click on those icons on the map to get the available information.

Icons
Cameras
Camera — no further information
Fixed cameras
Fixed camera — usually observing a limited area
Panning cameras
Panning camera — usually able to observe various areas
Dome cameras
Dome camera — usually observing a 360° area
Guards
Guard — e.g. an employee of a security service
Automatic Licence Plate Recognition
ALPR — Automatic Licence Plate Recognition
Colors
Public surveillance
Red background — observing a public outdoor area, accessable by everyone
Outdoor surveillance
Blue background — observing a private outdoor area, accessable only by authorized persons
Indoor surveillance
Green background — observing an indoor area
Fixed cameras, fixmeDome cameras, fixmeGuards, fixmeAutomatic Licence Plate Recognition, fixme
Yellow icon — camera or guard marked with a fixme key because it needs further attention
how to participate

Surveillance under Surveillance uses data from OpenStreetMap contributors that is not visualized on the regular OpenStreetMap site. If you like to add new cameras or guards or if you like to revise existing entries use your existing OSM account or create a new one.

Our database is updated once an hour. So it might take a while until your OSM entries are visible on the Surveillance under Surveillance map.

These are the most common key/value combinations to describe a surveillance node at OpenStreetMap:

Mandatory to display an icon on the map
public
Public surveillance
outdoor
Outdoor surveillance
indoor
Indoor surveillance
camera
Camera
camera
fixed
Fixed camera
camera
panning
Panning camera
camera
dome
Dome camera
guard
Guard
ALPR
Automatic Licence Plate Recognition
Mandatory to draw camera's field of view
camera
fixed
0 - 360 (in degrees) or
N / NE / E / SE / S / SW / W / NW
15 - 90 (in degrees)
from an almost horizontal view to a ground-pointed camera
default: 15°
3 - 12 (in meters)
default: 5m

Examples:
Field of view (direction: 90°, angle: 15°, height: 5m)
Field of view (direction: 90°, angle: 15°, height: 10m)
Field of view (direction: 90°, angle: 60°, height: 10m)
direction = 90°
angle = 15°
height = 5m
direction = 90°
angle = 15°
height = 10m
direction = 90°
angle = 60°
height = 10m
Optional
bank / building / parking / shop / town / traffic
ceilling / pole / wall
organization or person operating the camera
name of the camera
reference number of the camera
link to an externally hosted image that depicts the tagged object



Besides contributing to OpenStreetMap feel free to fork this project on GitLab.

where to get more info

Visit the following sites about surveillance related topics:

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[ 1984 Actionday ]
When will you fight back?
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[ Ban Facial Recognition ]
Ban Facial Recognition
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[ Ban Facial Recognition ]
Ban Facial Recognition at Festivals
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[ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]
Street Level Surveillance
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[ Rocco and his brothers ]
CCTV
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[ Yale University ]
Privacy Lab
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[ 2019-12-03 | The New York Times ]
China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West
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[ 2019-11-08 | CU Boulder Today ]
Facial recognition software has a gender problem
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[ 2019-10-28 | European Data Protection Supervisor ]
Facial recognition: A solution in search of a problem?
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[ 2019-10-17 | Carnegie Endowment For International Peace ]
The Global Expansion of AI Surveillance
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[ 2019-10-04 | MIT Technology Review ]
This is how you kick facial recognition out of your town
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[ 2019-09-09 | Benedict Evans ]
Face recognition and the ethics of AI
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[ 2019-08-15 | comparitech ]
The world’s most-surveilled cities
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[ 2019-08-15 | MIT Technology Review ]
A new clothing line confuses automated license plate readers
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[ 2019-08-08 | The New York Times ]
How Bodycams Distort Real Life
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[ 2019-06-21 | The Atlantic ]
Mass Surveillance Is Coming to a City Near You
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[ 2019-06-13 | ACLU ]
The Dawn of Robot Surveillance
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[ 2019-05-14 | The New York Times ]
San Francisco bans facial recognition technology
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[ 2019-05-01 | Human Rights Watch ]
China’s Algorithms of Repression
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[ 2018-12-06 | Microsoft on the Issues ]
Facial recognition: It’s time for action
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[ 2016-06-27 | sucuri BLOG ]
Large CCTV Botnet Leveraged in DDoS Attacks
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French
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[ LA QUADRATURE DU NET ]
Internet & Libertés
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[ SOUS-SURVEILLANCE.NET ]
Carte — Revue de presse — Projet
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German
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[ #ENDSTATION ]
Aktionsbündnis
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[ #wastun ]
gegen Überwachung!
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[ AK Vorrat, Ortsgruppe Hannover ]
Videoüberwachung in Hannover
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[ AKTION FREIHEIT STATT ANGST ]
Aktion Freiheit statt Angst e.V.
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[ Benjamin J. Kees ]
Algorithmisches Panopticon
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[ Daten-Speicherung.de ]
Archiv zur Kategorie Videoüberwachung
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[ dieDatenschützer Rhein-Main ]
Kategoriearchiv: Videoüberwachung
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[ EPICENTER.WORKS ]
Stoppt das Überwachungspaket!
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[ Rocco und seine Brüder ]
CCTV
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[ 2020-02-06 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
Darmstadt: Demonstrationen gegen Videoüberwachung
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[ 2020-01-09 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
Bündnis fordert Verbot automatisierter Gesichtserkennung
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[ 2019-12-22 | heise online ]
Videoüberwachung: Hessen rüstet auf
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[ 2019-12-10 | netzpolitik.org ]
Proteste in Kolumbien: Identifizierung aus der Luft
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[ 2019-11-05 | netzpolitik.org ]
Berliner Verkehrsverwaltung scannt Autokennzeichen
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[ 2019-10-29 | TELEPOLIS ]
Damit nicht das falsche Känguru hüpft
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[ 2019-10-28 | Technology Review ]
Bürger kontra Gesichtserkennung
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[ 2019-09-27 | heise online ]
China: Nasen-OP erzwingt neue Identität
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[ 2019-09-27 | Technology Review ]
Gesichtserkennung ändert alles
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[ 2019-09-13 | heise online ]
Verhaltensbasierte Überwachung
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[ 2019-09-12 | TELEPOLIS ]
Speichert mich doch einfach
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[ 2019-08-13 | TELEPOLIS ]
Chinesische Roboter mit Gesichtserkennung
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[ 2019-08-06 | Technology Review ]
Computer täuschen mit Lächeln
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[ 2019-07-22 | Südeutsche Zeitung ]
FaceApp ist noch unser geringstes Problem
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[ 2019-07-17 | Digitale Freiheit ]
Gegen Verhaltenserkennungstests am Südkreuz
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[ 2019-05-15 | heise online ]
San Francisco verbietet sich Gesichtserkennung
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[ 2019-04-30 | netzpolitik.org ]
Drohnen: Datenschutz mit dem Luftgewehr
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[ 2019-03-26 | netzpolitik.org ]
Interpol und Europol bauen Gesichtserkennung aus
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[ 2019-03-22 | heise online ]
Gesichtserkennung hat ungeahnte Folgen
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[ 2019-03-18 | TELEPOLIS ]
Bundespolizei goes Amazon
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[ 2019-02-21 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
Auto-Überwachung: Kritik greift viel zu kurz
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[ 2019-02-06 | heise online ]
Kfz-Kennzeichen-Scanning auf dem Prüfstand
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[ 2019-01-11 | Technology Review ]
Gesichtserkennung per KI muss reguliert werden
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[ 2018-12-14 | netzpolitik.org ]
Taylor Swift überwacht Fans mit Gesichtserkennung
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[ 2018-11-30 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
Wir suchen die absurdesten Überwachungskameras
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[ 2018-11-15 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
Diesel-Skandal wird zu Überwachungs-Skandal
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[ 2018-11-15 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
Stellungnahme zum ‚Autofahr-Überwachungs-Gesetz‘
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[ 2018-10-12 | TEXperimenTales ]
Gesichtserkennung Südkreuz, die zweite.
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[ 2018-10-09 | netzpolitik.org ]
Netzpolitische Kunst: Is this you in the video?
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[ 2018-03-26 | Technology Review ]
Die große Gesichts-Verkennung
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[ 2018-02-21 | heise online ]
Österreich setzt auf Überwachung
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[ 2018-01-26 | heise online ]
Bodycams: NRW-Polizei bricht Einsatz-Tests ab
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[ 2017-12-21 | netzpolitik.org ]
Facebook weitet Gesichtserkennung aus
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[ 2017-12-16 | TEXperimenTales ]
Gesichtserkennung und Wirrungen des BMI
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[ 2017-11-29 | netzpolitik.org ]
Das traurigste Produkt im ganzen Internet
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[ 2017-11-27 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
Kameras auf der Schultoilette? Leider kein Witz.
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[ 2017-11-19 | heise online ]
Hessen baut Videoüberwachung aus
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[ 2017-11-15 | Technology Review ]
Face++: Mit dem Gesicht durch die Tür
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[ 2017-10-18 | netzpolitik.org ]
Tübinger Wohnprojekt wochenlang videoüberwacht
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[ 2017-09-21 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
Rena Tangens im ZDF: Heimliche Überwachung im Supermarkt
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[ 2017-09-11 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
ZDF WISO: Wie Supermärkte ihre Kund.innen überwachen
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[ 2017-08-25 | Technology Review ]
China: Das Gesicht als Universalschlüssel
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[ 2017-08-10 | netzpolitik.org ]
BKA schließt Probelauf zur Gesichtserkennung ab
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[ 2017-08-02 | netzpolitik.org ]
Weltkarte der Videoüberwachung wächst rasant
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[ 2017-07-27 | netzpolitik.org ]
Österreich: Überwachungspaket steht auf der Kippe
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[ 2017-07-04 | netzpolitik.org ]
Hamburger Videoüberwachungskarte zum Mitmachen
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[ 2017-07-03 | heise online ]
China: Gesichtserkennung zur Verkehrserziehung
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[ 2017-06-28 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
Etappensieg: Real gibt auf, die Post muss nachziehen!
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[ 2017-06-22 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
SelfieStattAnalyse: Masken gegen Überwachung
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[ 2017-05-30 | netzpolitik.org ]
Real-Supermärkte bald mit Gesichtsanalyse
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[ 2017-05-19 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
Überwachung in öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln
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[ 2017-05-16 | Technology Review ]
Diese Kamera weiß, was Du gestern getan hast
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[ 2017-05-10 | heise online ]
Build 2017: Echtzeitüberwachung aus der Cloud
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[ 2017-03-31 | netzpolitik.org ]
Digitalisierung: Bitte nur mit Datenschutz!
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[ 2017-03-21 | Bauwelt ]
Festung London
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[ 2017-03-16 | Bauwelt ]
Angst ist keine gute Stadtplanerin
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[ 2017-02-24 | heise online ]
San Diego verwanzt sich
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[ 2017-02-22 | Digitalcourage e.V. ]
Kamera läuft – bitte lächeln!
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[ 2017-02-08 | netzpolitik.org ]
Großbritannien testet Bodycams gegen Schüler
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[ 2017-01-26 | netzpolitik.org ]
Bundestag berät Ausbau der Videoüberwachung
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[ 2017-01-25 | Technology Review ]
Die Schutzbrille
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[ 2017-01-20 | Technology Review ]
Tarnkleidung gegen Gesichtserkennung
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[ 2017-01-09 | TELEPOLIS ]
Ich, Opfer, gegen Videoüberwachung
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[ 2017-01-04 | TELEPOLIS ]
Videoüberwachung und Demokratie
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[ 2016-12-21 | TELEPOLIS ]
Bundeskabinett: Alles überwachen
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[ 2016-12-06 | heise online ]
Backdoor in IP-Kameras von Sony
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[ 2016-11-14 | netzpolitik.org ]
Weltkarte der Videoüberwachung sucht Übersetzer
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[ 2016-09-06 | netzpolitik.org ]
Das Oktoberfest rüstet auf: Überwacht is!
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[ 2016-08-10 | netzpolitik.org ]
Eine Weltkarte der Videoüberwachung
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[ 2016-06-29 | netzpolitik.org ]
Berlin: Ausweitung der Videoüberwachung vom Tisch
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