[Tagging] Power tower and pole usefulness

NopMap ekkehart at gmx.de
Sun Sep 22 20:27:03 UTC 2013

dieterdreist wrote
> I continue to oppose the usage of man_made=tower for electricity lattice
> towers


The wiki page [1] currently states consistently in English and German that a
man_made=tower is a solid building while girder frameworks are

A tower is a building. It makes absolutely no sense to destroy a clear
definition by throwing in objects from a different domain power=* or
declaring objects that currently are clearly a mast as towers.

Messes up the tagging scheme, messes up all current maps that evaluate
man_made=tower as a building and causes loss of information on all real

Changing the meaning of an established tag is always a bad idea.

bye, Nop

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Aman_made%3Dtower

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