[Tagging] Feature proposal - Street Cabinets - RFC
francois.lacombe at telecom-bretagne.eu
Sat Apr 26 22:47:27 UTC 2014
Thank you for your comments.
The proposal introduce technical stuff; but not at a high level of details
Making the distinguish between active and passive, MDF or not cabinets in
telecom networks is going a bit too far for this proposal.
In a first time, we should map objects as we see them in the street, giving
a global domain of operation (cable_tv, telecom, water, power...).
And after, it will be possible to make other proposal, more domain focused,
to describe networks.
That's why all telecom network cabinet should be grouped under
street_cabinet=telecom for now.
Nevertheless, we can work right now on references and codification as for
identifying features more sustainably than using the OSM id.
All local OSM groups should give details about ref:* tags to map numbers
seen on cabinets in the street. Do MDF or passive ones have such id in
As we are talking about telecoms, I'm not so friendly with the MDF term,
used in Germany for instance.
All MDF buildings mapped as such in OSM are central offices (sounds to be
the right English term) and host MDFs but a lot of other stuff (switches,
DSLAM, power devices...)
It's the same for "passive MDF cabinets" in the street : you can find
multiplexers (ok it's active equipment, but can be remotely powered) which
is not part of the MDF.
First of all it's a telecom cabinet, and more specific tags can eventually
give details of inside devices and equipment. But it's out of the scope of
the current proposal.
francois dot lacombe At telecom-bretagne dot eu
2014-04-25 17:43 GMT+02:00 Florian Lohoff <f at zz.de>:
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 04:27:59PM +0200, François Lacombe wrote:
> > Hi,
> > The Street Cabinet proposal came to Proposed status.
> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Street_cabinet
> > Briefly, it introduce a new man_made value : street_cabinet, to map all
> > stuff installed in streets (often on pavements) and hosting several kind
> > utility devices.
> > street_cabinet=* tag is here to precise a bit what's hosted inside.
> > A few more tags are available, more of them already exists in the OSM
> > Don't hesitate to take pictures, add them on the wiki and we'll try
> > together to find tags to document them as for completing the example
> > section which can't be exhaustive at this time.
> > Many thanks in advance for your feedbacks.
> The telecoms MDF stuff should contain more. At least we have two types,
> active and passive cabinets. With the old MDF based DSL Services those
> are completely passive, non cooled, non powered copper only sub
> distribution frames.
> On the left and right. In the distance on the left side of the street
> you can even see a small grey concrete "cabinet". Its more of the size
> of a shoe-box. Its a German Telekom cable decompression outlet. This is
> used for a pipe outlet for measuring air pressure loss in main cables.
> With the VDSL Service (and tomorrow G.fast) the cabinets contain active
> equipment (you can hear the noise), are much larger and need cooling.
> My memory says we already had something in place for telecoms street
> cabinets for cable distribution but i cant seem to find it.
> Florian Lohoff f at zz.de
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