[Tagging] antenna type

François Lacombe fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 14:22:28 UTC 2018

Hi all
It would be great to use telecom=* instead of man_made or communications

Antennas is a difgicult topic to address in osm since there can be many of
them at the same time. They should be distinguished from mast and supports
since antennas are only devices

All the best


Le sam. 24 nov. 2018 à 14:59, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
a écrit :

> I’d been thinking about this lately while working on towers and radio
> telescopes.
> Towers can be tagged with tower:construction =dish and this is rendered as
> “satellite” dish sending or receiving waves, in the Openstreetmap-Carto
> style.
> Radio telescopes are now rendered as well.
> But there are some satellite uplink dishes mistagged as radio telescopes.
> Other tags in use are man_made=communications_dish and
> man_made=satellite_dish
> But neither is very well documented, I recall.
> I’d be happy to have a better way to tag these dishes.
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 9:52 PM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 1:48 AM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I was looking at the wiki for antennas
>>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dantenna
>>> I made some additions to the definition and added some photos etc.
>>> It is still rather sparse. I'd like to be able to further define what
>>> the antenna is.
>> I have some pictures of various antennas in my area.  Well, they're
>> pictures of masts but the
>> antennas are sometimes discernible.  Any idea for a good place to dump
>> them so they can
>> contribute to antenna/mast examples that people can add to wiki pages as
>> appropriate?
>> Worst case, you want me to mail them to you and you can decide what to do
>> with them?
>> --
>> Paul
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