[Tagging] Power poles & tower : power vs man_made

François Lacombe francois.lacombe at telecom-bretagne.eu
Wed Aug 14 09:58:20 UTC 2013

All we are discussing about here is hypothetical.
I didn't update the power transmission proposal yet and I'm not sure I'll

Let's say it's just a big wish.

I think it's dangerous to let the well established stuff prevailing.
We had this problem on power=line, now on power=pole/tower (not to mention
other domain features). What's next gentlemen ?
If a mistake (deliberately or just because the model isn't developped
enough) is done, it seems nothing can correct it afterwards.

Don't pretend selecting power=transformer" OR ("transformer=yes" AND
"power=*") is more efficient (or even a good thing) than only selecting
power=transformer .
And it will be done just because things are deeply rooted in wiki and

That's just astounding.

*François Lacombe*

francois dot lacombe At telecom-bretagne dot eu

2013/8/14 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> Il giorno 14/ago/2013, alle ore 01:40, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> ha
> scritto:
> > Chris Hill <osm at raggedred.net> writes:
> >
> >> I would prefer that you didn't pretend we will deprecate a tag so
> >> widely used just so a small proportion of them can have another power
> >> tag on it when we can easily just add transformer=yes or something
> >> similar.
> >
> > I also think we shouldn't deprecate a tag in very widespread use.
> +1, I also agree we shouldn't deprecate power=tower, please read my "if
> we'd" as "if we ever would" ;-). It was merely hypothetical.
> cheers,
> Martin
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