[Tagging] power=tower or pole?
Nathan Edgars II
neroute2 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 17:11:03 BST 2010
On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/9/8 Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>:
>> Another complication: all examples but one on
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:power%3Dpole are metal with
> It's a pity. What do the English natives say, is mast a good word?
> Actually I think that pole isn't because it is (language) implying a
> form and type (solid cylinder) AFAIK, while mast looked more generic
> to me, I found out that "a mast is held up by stays or guys" (in
> opposite to a tower which is self-supporting).
> Isn't there a good word for a smaller then a tower power-line-support?
Pole seems to be the most common word. It seems that the narrow
lattice poles are not used much; they don't appear in
example. "Narrow-base lattice" looks like a common enough term for
Perhaps we can just specify that these should be tagged power=pole
When I get a chance I'm going to compile a table of all the different
types I can find.
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