[Tagging] tower:type=suspension

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 22:21:02 UTC 2018

When I first see tower:type I think of how it is constructed .. not its 

So for me it should be tower:function=*

The value 'suspension' could be for rope or wire ...

If wire it could be for a cable car, hauling logs, transmission of 
information (even fibre optic cable), transmission of electrical energy, 

This value may suit the mapper who cannot identify what the actual 
function is .. but it would need sub tags to further specify the 
function ('type').

On 23/06/18 23:44, osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au wrote:
> Not in any way involved with power mapping, but I don’t think 
> tower:type should have necessarily any implications about what it is 
> that’s being transmitted over the suspended cables.
> In the specific case of power=tower, while I guess 
> tower:type=suspension might be considered the “default” value, the 
> default, still needs to be a “defined” value. Tagging of 
> tower:type=suspension can then be a way to indicate that someone 
> actually looked at it and made a determination in regards to what type 
> of tower it is, while the absence of the tag means that while it 
> probably is a suspension tower, no body has looked close enough to 
> make sure yet.
> As for the wiki page, it should probably show the same information 
> that https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:tower:type shows for 
> tower:type=suspension, that is:
> “A tower which supports the conductors vertically using suspension 
> insulators. This is the default type and need not be tagged. However 
> it may be useful to tag a suspension tower if it is used as an angle 
> tower (an anchor tower would normally be expected here)”.
> *From:*Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Saturday, 23 June 2018 23:24
> *To:* Tag discussion, strategy and related tools 
> <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> *Subject:* [Tagging] tower:type=suspension
> One of the most used values for tower:type is "suspension". Is this an 
> alternative way of saying power=tower or is there more behind it?
> If you can provide information, please amend the wiki page stub:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:tower:type%3Dsuspension
> Cheers,
> Martin
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