[Tagging] Power tower and pole usefulness

Andreas Labres list at lab.at
Sun Sep 22 03:40:01 UTC 2013

On 21.09.13 21:16, Ole Nielsen wrote:
> 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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