[Tagging] Main Distribution Frame added to man_made template

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Wed Nov 19 11:04:10 UTC 2014


Further, it is a 3-letter acronym which could mean different things.
Acronyms are generally not suitable for OSM, oops, Openstreetmap.

Fran├žois Lacombe wrote on 2014-11-19 11:53:
> Hi
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> I've recently noticed that man_made=MDF has been added to man_made template on Map Features page.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Template:Map_Features:man_made
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> This key's page say this tag status is De Facto.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3DMDF
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> I strongly discourage the use of MDF as a man_made feature since it's only a functional component of a telco central office.
> According to picture, it's usually a large metal grid where public copper landlines are connected to equipments which provide services.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Hvt-ports.jpg
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> Mappers won't be able to see MDFs unless they get in central offices building which may be difficult.
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> I suggest to don't add such tags to Map Feature prior to deeply refine telecom tagging scheme.
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> All the best
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> *Fran├žois Lacombe*



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