[Tagging] telephone lines (and marking other things we don't map)

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 19:11:01 UTC 2013

Il giorno 28/ago/2013, alle ore 20:34, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> ha scritto:

> We have lots of geometry that follows roads: sidewalks, bike lanes, cycleways, contraflow cycleways, kerbs.  Why not power?

I can follow your argument ("who's gonna do all that dumb work of tracing power lines in large rural areas like in the US"), but it is preferable to have a distinct object for what is really something different in the real world. Otherwise you either get long, ugly and error prone tags and tag lists on the object or you risk of not knowing any more to which implicit object a tag refers to (e.g. name, ref, operator, Wikipedia etc). That's why I suggest to preferably create dedicated geometry and preliminary (the quick way) reuse the road geometry with relations (e.g. route=power_transmission) to get a proper object instead of adding the power tags on the road object.


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