[Tagging] Optical telecomunication cable tagging
francois.lacombe at telecom-bretagne.eu
Tue Mar 4 08:44:52 UTC 2014
I agree for location=* tag and it should be used in every domain of
knowledge in OSM since it is really a common tag.
Regarding buried telecommunication cables, location=underground suits my
But my point was to know if communication=* is the best primary tag to map
Telecommunications aren't well developed in OSM, only submarines cables
were added to map years ago and I've never seen any terrestrial cables or
markers plotted since.
Maybe it's the time to think about it, isn't it ?
A "telecommunication cable" is a bit foggy : there are not only cables, but
markers, underground rooms, junctions, etc.
Like pipelines or power for instance.
The only "communication" tags I know are :
- tower:type=communication, mainly for cellular mobile communication towers
- communication=line, for submarines cables.
What else ?
francois dot lacombe At telecom-bretagne dot eu
2014-03-04 1:14 GMT+01:00 Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>:
> I came across this tag while working on adjusting the route of the
> Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The location tag tells whether a feature is above or
> below ground:
> I think location is a poor term for this but it is in use and is in the
> Wiki. Together, Taginfo says the two tags location=overground (13,888) and
> location=underground (19,338) make up almost 35K uses.
> On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 4:13 AM, François Lacombe <
> francois.lacombe at telecom-bretagne.eu> wrote:
>> I've found a dozen of markers in the country around my home, like this :
>> It identifies terrestrial optical fibre cables going underground between
>> cities in France.
>> How should it be mapped in OSM ?
>> I know communication=line but it's still a proposal and there are maybe
>> other known combinations.
>> Since there are many of those markers, we should find some sustainable
>> way to map them, like pipelines or power lines.
>> Let me know how you feel about it.
>> *François Lacombe*
>> francois dot lacombe At telecom-bretagne dot eu
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