[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Telecom local netwoks
61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 01:18:38 UTC 2018
On 11/06/18 10:15, Andrew Harvey wrote:
> On 11 June 2018 at 08:14, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com
> <mailto:graemefitz1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On 11 June 2018 at 01:52, François Lacombe
> <fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com <mailto:fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com>> wrote:
> A telephone exchange is a particular device inside a central
> We look forward to map places, not devices for now.
> People used to put man_made=telephone_exchange or man_made=MDF
> to tag a building/place while it's only particular devices inside.
> Thanks for that, but I'm afraid that the continual OSM worldwide
> translation problem is raising it's ugly head yet again.
> In Australia at least, "telephone exchange" refers to the building
> itself, which houses the Main Frame (where all the cables are
> terminated) & the various types of switching equipment. In 20
> years of working for our Telecom, I never heard the phrase
> "Central Office" - the closest thing that would refer to is an
> Admin Office of some sort.
> +1, most of the time that building would have a name like "...
> Exchange" and tagged currently as simply man_made=telephone_exchange.
> This makes it easy to survey from the outside without working in the
> industry to know exactly what's going on inside the building.
> Central office is confusing to me as it sounds like it's the head
> office of the company, ie. office=telecommunication.
> I know these terms are different by country and we need a global tag,
> but just letting you know the proposed usage would be very confusing
> for Australia.
It may also be confusing in Britain.
Youtube .. 1970s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kh5llVpxOk 1min 20secs
In 1976 the last manual telephone exchange in the United Kingdom at
Portree in the Isle of Skye closed.
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