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

David Marchal penegal at live.fr
Thu Oct 15 13:10:31 UTC 2015

In fact, this problem leaded me to my question: I noticed some minor lines tagged as power=line, cluttering the Mapnik rendering, so I searched the correct way of modelling them, to see if it was a rendering or modelling issue, and one thing leading to another…
Regarding the parting between minor_line and line, I can see that my opinion is common, although without unanimity, so I suppose I can safely work with my vision of the minor_line/line parting from now.
Thanks for your help, everybody; I'll hold the line in case of further developments.
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:26:26 +0200
From: dieterdreist at gmail.com
To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Tagging] power=* tag: minor_line vs. line

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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