[Tagging] Power tower and pole usefulness

Ole Nielsen on-osm at xs4all.nl
Sat Sep 21 19:16:55 UTC 2013

On 21/09/2013 21:01, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> I continue to oppose the usage of man_made=tower for electricity lattice
> towers (that what has been power=tower until now and which is 4,8
> Million times in use). Why should we change this well established
> practise, which would require 4,8 Million new additional tags
> (tower:type=electricity) and which doesn't even help to reduce potential
> multivalue conflicts? At least I'd use man_made=power_tower or something
> similar, but IMHO if there are problems with power=tower having other
> infrastructure on them this should be dealt with in an alternative way
> possibly keeping power=tower.


And we will loose the elegant ability to retrieve all power features 
just by using a power=* query in Overpass.


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