[Tagging] mast / tower / communication_tower (again)

José G Moya Y. josemoya at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 15:17:51 UTC 2018

Michael Booth says that this is not a tower, but it seems to have stairs
inside, and even windows.


WP says it is over 100m tall, too.

I don't have a telecomm background, but I think the "seems to be a
building, is hollow inside and has normal stairs instead of outer ladder"
is a good hint for casual mappers.

El lun., 1 oct. 2018 16:24, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> Am Mo., 1. Okt. 2018 um 16:06 Uhr schrieb Andrew Harvey <
> andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com>:
>> The rule of thumb I've been using is a mast being a simple pole (same
>> width at base and top), and a tower being anything else that has more
>> supports.
> I would not negate that a mast can be tapered.
>> I do think we need something simple to distinguish simple mobile phone
>> towers like (1) and larger television/radio broadcast towers like (2)
>> and it seems like mast/tower is it.
> If this is the reason why we need a distinction, I'd rather use tags that
> state it, then rely on some indirect fuzzy mast/tower distinction.
> man_made=broadcast_tower vs. man_made=cellphone_tower (for example).
> Certainly, choosing "communication tower" for both types but under
> different keys wasn't  a solution that satisfies our requirements (reduce
> confusion and be easily applicable while allowing to distinguish what
> people want to distinguish).
> Cheers,
> Martin
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