[Tagging] When was the deprecation of location=kiosk for power=substation discussed?

"Christian Müller" cmue81 at gmx.de
Thu Apr 26 11:02:39 UTC 2018

> 2018-04-26 03:23 PDT -07:00 François Lacombe <fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com>:
> location=kiosk raises terminology questions and prevent to give
> the actual location of the cabinet when a substation is in it.
> That's why using man_made=street_cabinet is more consistent with
> local distribution substations not installed in a proper building.

If street_cabinet is used to tag substations in kiosk format (which
usually is considerably larger than a street cabinet), then it will
loose its value in discrimnating "core" street cabinet objects.

Substations are attributed kiosk if they almost share size or volume
with a legacy kiosk that sells stuff - often not in height, but in
length + width.  Admittedly, the location key may not be the best
place to put a dimension-describing value in.

Kiosk substations may have space to house a technician, but inner
equipment may fill the space to the point that there is not much
room behind the panel doors.

Because they often lack entrances for humans and the roof commonly
is undistinguishable from its walls (spare its location), it may
feel strange to some to speak of them as buildings.


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