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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
fixed
Fixed camera
camera
panning
camera
dome
Dome camera
guard
Guard
ALPR
Automatic Licence Plate Recognition
Mandatory to draw camera's field of view
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 GitHub.

where to get more info

Visit the following sites about surveillance related topics:

English
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[ 1984 Actionday ]
When will you fight back?
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[ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]
Street Level Surveillance
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[ Rocco and his brothers ]
CCTV
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[ 2016-06-27 | sucuri BLOG ]
Large CCTV Botnet Leveraged in DDoS Attacks
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German
Insecure Connection!
[ AK Überwachung ]
Arbeitskreis gegen Überwachung
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[ AK Vorrat, Ortsgruppe Hannover ]
Videoüberwachung in Hannover
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[ dieDatenschützer Rhein-Main ]
Kategoriearchiv: Videoüberwachung
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Insecure Connection!
[ Rocco und seine Brüder ]
CCTV
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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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[ 2017-01-20 | 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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