[Tagging] What's a power=station?

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Mon Jan 18 12:24:30 GMT 2010

Steve Bennett wrote:
>> Remember there are 20000 active mappers out there having a specific idea
>> about that tag in their head,
> That's what I'm trying to determine. I suspect that the 20,000 active
> mappers actually have several different ideas in their heads. Can you
> think of a good way to find this out? 

A good start might be to look at the translations. For example, the
German wiki page for power=*[1], as well as several other pages, defines
power=station as "Umspannwerk"[2]. I therefore assume that in Germany,
many of the uses of the "station" value will be for what you would call
a "substation".

Tobias Knerr

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:Key:power
[2] http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umspannwerk

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