[Tagging] What's a power=station?
davefox at madasafish.com
Mon Jan 18 13:50:50 GMT 2010
Tobias Knerr wrote:
> 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=*, as well as several other pages, defines
> power=station as "Umspannwerk". 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
>  http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:Key:power
>  http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umspannwerk
That's interesting. I was led to believe that the German equivalent of
power station (as in coal fired/nuclear generators) was kraftwerk, as in
the pioneering synthesizer band. It appears there is a difference of
I've used, & seen used by others - building=power_station.
To me power is energy. It's not a physical entity. Therefore it
shouldn't be used as a key.
& so to follow on I think:
power=tower should be pylon=electricity
power=line should be cable=electricity
Remember, we're meant to be mapping _physical_ entities & tagging them
& Don't get me start on using historic as a key. I mean, it's an
adjective & therefore subjective. That's just asking for trouble.
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