[Tagging] tower types, cooling towers, etc.

Mark Bradley ethnicfoodisgreat at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 16:22:21 UTC 2017

> Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:18:14 +0100
> From: Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> To: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools"
> 	<tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] tower types, cooling towers, etc.
> 2017-11-16 17:57 GMT+01:00 Mark Bradley <ethnicfoodisgreat at gmail.com>:
> > I also like the idea of having all towers under one tag, for the same
> > reason as marc marc.
> >
> can you expand, which kind of "all towers" you mean here. Is this including light
> towers, water towers, power towers, bell towers, air traffic control towers, cooling
> towers, drop towers? Are you going by the name? E.g.
> there's the tower of London, but it is tagged as a castle currently, would you suggest
> to retag it as tower?
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/370870741
> > I would also like to point out that tower:type=communication_tower is
> > redundant.  Tower:type=communication is sufficient.
> >
> >
> they are describing (physically) very different features, that only have the same or
> similar function from a specific abstract point of view (radio communication, actually
> broadcast = oneway communication). As they are both only about radio
> communication, I find the name generally not well chosen.
> Cheers,
> Martin

You know, after giving it some more thought, I'm not sure what I think.  Forget I said it.



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