[Tagging] Adding values to usage=* key for power transmission

François Lacombe fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 15:24:39 UTC 2014

Hi Rainer and thank you.

I didn't spend time yet on the update done on the Pipeline proposal but be
sure I will.

What were the concern against network=* tag ?
If they can be avoided with usage=* (or any common key) I'm ok to join you
to use the same between power transmission and pipelines.


*François Lacombe*

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2014-11-24 15:57 GMT+01:00 Rainer Fügenstein <rfu at oudeis.org>:

> hi,
> FL> I knew usage=* and it can be the ideal key to indicate
> usage=transmission,
> FL> usage=distribution,... on power lines or power cables.
> If I'm not mistaken, this key is intended to serve  the same purpose
> as the network=* key is in the pipeline proposal:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/PipelineExtension#Pipelines
> FL> But it is currently and exclusively used for railway tagging.
> FL> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:usage
> concerns against using the network=* key have been raised. it would
> make sense to join forces here and use a common key, be it usage=* or
> something else.
> cu
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