[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Substation Refinement

François Lacombe francois.lacombe at telecom-bretagne.eu
Mon Sep 2 09:48:20 UTC 2013

And how would you map such things ?

Concrete mast with low voltage power line, wifi antenna and communication

Concrete poles with optical fiber and medium voltage power line.

All that stuff is currently tagged with power=pole but we are far from only
having power here.

Do you think average mappers will only see power at first sight ?

*François Lacombe*

francois dot lacombe At telecom-bretagne dot eu

2013/9/2 alessandro zardo <bredyfox at yahoo.it>

> > It's already used for the poles but don't you think it's transformers
> > which deserve the most the usage of power=* ?
> >In this case no.
> >From an electrical viewpoint the transformer is of course important.
> However, is this the most important aspect for the average user? You see a
> pole in >a row of poles and this particular one happens to have some kind
> of lump attached to the top. It may be useful to tag this fact for
> navigational purposes >but it is otherwise of doubtful use. Very few users
> will be interested in the details of that transformer or its connections to
> the grid. Even when I'm >interested in power grids myself I don't find the
> lower voltage distribution grids particularly interesting. Furthermore, it
> is mostly impossible to map the >distribution networks to any degree of
> completeness due to undergrounding etc. Thus I can't see much need to
> develop an elaborate tagging for this >reason especially if it is not
> compatible with the existing tagging practice. However, the average mapper
> may still want to tag the transformer as an >interesting feature of the
> pole. An additional attribute tag (transformer=yes/*) will be sufficient
> for that and it won't break anything. Data consumers can >easily extract
> this information if they need to.
> +1
> I have the same opinion
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