[Tagging] Power tower and pole usefulness

François Lacombe francois.lacombe at telecom-bretagne.eu
Sat Sep 21 13:43:35 UTC 2013


Hi,

Since the last discussions about that topic this summer, the choice has
been made to introduce man_made=tower and man_made=pole as an equivalent to
power=tower or power=pole in the power transmission refinement proposal.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Power_transmission_refinement#Usefullness_of_each_tower.2Fpole

Despite a pretty small consensus about that, it's the most consistent way
to let mappers use power=* to describe hosted features.

Nevertheless, using man_made=tower requires to add an extra tag to give the
usefulness of the tower.
tower:type=* is usually used to give this information.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:tower:type#Tower_types
Some power poles may be used to roll out telecoms lines. Let's use
tower:type=power;communication

There is a conflict in power context because tower:type is also used to
give the tower structure
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:power%3Dtower#Tower_type


One of these tags should be renamed.
Which one should be targeted ?


Cheers.

*François Lacombe*

francois dot lacombe At telecom-bretagne dot eu
http://www.infos-reseaux.com
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