[Tagging] Optical telecomunication cable tagging

François Lacombe francois.lacombe at telecom-bretagne.eu
Tue Mar 4 13:05:24 UTC 2014

Just consider we are talking about pipelines here, "optical pipelines"
which are going out of any urban area most of the time.

Indeed there's no point of mapping MAN networks in OSM since editing tools
aren't able to distinguish such micro-data from the rest of the dataset yet.

Like gas & oil pipelines, we can map markers and cables too, regarding long
distance links.

We won't be able to map optical circuits or L2 links and that's not the
goal. Let's try to give a map of bare infrastructure before everyone forget
about it (and before everyone dig in it 'cause no one can inform them of
what is under their feet).
FT/TRN markers are disappearing in France, get stolen or buried in fields
borders and Jean-Marc's underwater ducts get sometimes forgotten by French
navigable ways managers (even if they can be sustainably mapped in its GIS).

Keep in mind that you have no marker in urban places : no mapping too.

If you have suggestions for tags, just share with us.

*François Lacombe*

francois dot lacombe At telecom-bretagne dot eu

2014-03-04 12:28 GMT+01:00 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>:

> On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 10:16 AM, François Lacombe
> <francois.lacombe at telecom-bretagne.eu> wrote:
> Are you going to map the markers only or the whole underground optical
> cables ? If you start to map underground features, you will quickly
> get complains about the mess of editing the map, especially in
> densified urban areas. It's tolerated when nothing else is in the
> "map" like sea cables or when the feature is exceptional like a metro
> or a pipeline. This would be different if you start mapping all copper
> or fiber underground networks (or sewer) in a city.
> Pieren
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