[Tagging] power=* tag: minor_line vs. line

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 08:26:26 UTC 2015

2015-10-13 22:48 GMT+02:00 Fran├žois Lacombe <fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com>:

> As consumers may not be able to make the right distinction between minor
> or major lines, I assume using power=line only, in continental France and
> always in combination with voltage=* and operator=*.
> Thus both users and mappers only have information instead of hypothesis
> and can make the distinction they want from the voltage, location and
> operating company.

the problem is that people often can't provide the information about
voltage or operator, so you will end up with minor distribution lines
tagged as power=line and nothing else, and will not have the basis to make
a decision about the importance.

I agree that additional details like voltage, ref, operator etc. are nice
to have, but an unambiguous decision between minor lines and transmission
lines can be made much easier (you see this in most cases even from far
away), and is what many mappers seem to consider sufficient, so I wouldn't
deprecate this established system.

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