[Tagging] Rendering of individual power lines in residential areas on default osm-carto

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Thu Mar 12 01:58:29 UTC 2015

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 4:35 PM, Fran├žois Lacombe <fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
> wrote:

> I don't agree to use highway=* + utility_wires because of the lack of
> information it introduces.
> The member nodes of the highway=* way won't reflect the real position of
> (and some other details about) the poles supporting utilities networks
> beside the road.

I don't care to map to a greater level of detail.  So the utility_wires tag
adds *more* information than *no* information.
I do of course realize this is less detail than tagging each pole, lamp
stand and bird nest.

That said, the two schemes don't seem particularly incompatible either.

The utility undergrounding information, even just on a road by road basis,
is important in terms
of emergency services and after huge storms.  In California where I live
communities vie for conversion
to underground utilities for these reasons among others.

The rendering folks need fairly simple rules to go by.
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