[Tagging] Substation proposal approved - and a suggestion for a post-vote change

François Lacombe francois.lacombe at telecom-bretagne.eu
Wed Oct 16 20:09:43 UTC 2013


So I will move to line=junction_box et line=marker (like pipeline=valve and

Thank you.

*François Lacombe*

francois dot lacombe At telecom-bretagne dot eu

2013/10/16 Ole Nielsen <on-osm at xs4all.nl>

> On 16/10/2013 20:57, François Lacombe wrote:
>> I was wondering if using line=* for busbars and bay is the best thing to
>> do regarding of what line=* is commonly used for :
>> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.**org/keys/?key=line<http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/?key=line>
>> There are busbar and bay obviously but many other values dealing with
>> public transport.
>> Thus, and I'm sorry to suggest that just 2 weeks after the end of the
>> vote, power:line=* wouldn't be better for busbar and bay ?
>> I'm planning to use this for some stuff in power transmission refinement.
> I can't see any problems. line=* is indeed used a lot on public transport
> features (mostly nodes (bus stops?) and relations). But there shouldn't be
> any chance of confusion since the two contexts are so different. In both
> situations (power and public transport) 'line' is used only as an
> additional tag. It would indeed have been a problem if 'line' was a main
> tag used for identifying the type of feature. But that is not the case
> here. 'power=*' is never used on public transport features and vice versa.
> Further line=busbar/bay follows the established practice of using the main
> tag value as a key in an additional tag (power=line, line=busbar). No need
> to make things more complex if there are no real conflicts.
> Ole
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