[OSM-dev] Masts vs Towers yet again (was Re: carto 0.16.0 released)

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Fri Apr 15 10:03:06 UTC 2016


On 15.04.2016 10:15, Andy Townsend wrote:
> ... see for example 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emley_Moor_transmitting_station.  I 
> drive past that every week, and if asked what it was called would 
> probably say "Emley Moor mast" but if asked whether it was a mast or a 
> tower would probably say "tower"...
>
On Google maps it is mapped as Emly Moor Mast: 
https://www.google.ch/maps/@53.6124963,-1.664788,17z?hl=en with a 3D 
icon and photo, so one can immediately see a tall obstacle ( 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_traffic_obstacle ).

By the way, it is not only on the default layer, - the Emly Moor Mast is 
not rendered on any osm.org layer: Standard, Bicycle Map, Transport Map, 
MapQuest Open, or Humanitarian, neither an icon, nor a text, though it 
is well tagged: https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/422594

brgds
Oleksiy





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