[Tagging] Power Tower Landuse = ?

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Fri Jun 30 09:44:54 UTC 2017

On 30 June 2017 09:25:48 BST, Jean-Marc Liotier <jm at liotier.org> wrote:
>On Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:37:52 +0900
>John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:
>> Which landuse is appropriate for power towers? 
>> here is a picture of some of the towers I am talking about. In this
>> case, most are in or adjacent to a substation.The giant red-white
>> towers in the picture are common in my area, and run across our
>> region. they use a large 25mx25m piece of land for their base. I am
>> talking about these towers when they are by themselves, in farmland
>> or residential areas. 
>> The giant power towers have a mappable (usually fenced) landuse - the
>> tower bases are usually near some kind of access road, and the land
>> for towers is as large as a housing plot. Farmers do not farm under
>> the base, even if there isn’t a fence, making it a separate landuse
>> from whatever is around it. 
>> Somewhat related, micromapped solar panel installations [..]
>And mobile network base stations, typically the same sort of fenced
>square with a mast or a lattice tower, and a small shelter for network
>& power equipement.
Power pylons, towers is an odd word to me as a native English speaker, are not normally fenced so I would not map any specific landuse. 

For example where pylons cross farmland the land beneath is still farmland,  cattle still graze there. 

Phil (trigpoint) 

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