[Tagging] Power poles & tower : power vs man_made

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 13 15:57:38 UTC 2013

Hey Francois

+10 for deprecating power=tower/pole and tag them what they are: a tower
or a pole.

On 13.08.2013 16:31, François Lacombe wrote:
> A long discussion with multiple ideas given is currently taking place
> about power poles and hosted features on the talk feed of the Substation
> refinement proposal.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/Substation_refinement#Transformer_type
> As explained in proposal/talk/previous mails, since both poles / towers
> and transformers are values of the power=* tag, we can't put them
> together when a transformer is a the top of a pole.
> Many tricks promote some extra tags like power=pole +
> transformer=distribution (power=transformer is here implicit) but they
> sound like tricks to me.
> Another possibility would be to deprecate power=pole and power=tower and
> use man_made=pole and man_made=tower+tower:type=power
> It would allow us to have nodes with man_made=pole + power=transformer
> or any other hosted feature.
> A transformer has more to share with power domain than the pole itself
> (which only is a man made building in landscape).
> I'm aware that there are currently a very big amount of features tagged
> with power=pole or power=tower. Nevertheless it's more consistent than
> the model we are using now, which wasn't designed to take transformer or
> such detailed feature in account.
> Let's talk about that....
> Cheers.
> *François Lacombe*

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