[Tagging] mast / tower / communication_tower (again)

François Lacombe fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 13:44:18 UTC 2018

Le sam. 6 oct. 2018 à 01:24, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> a
écrit :

> It is not just the function. If you see a watch tower, you know it’s a
> watch tower, there might be different types, in a prison, at a border etc.
> but they are all watch towers.

With this logic, all objects in OSM would be mapped with a unique tag.

A watch tower is as complex as a road with several features, not a simple
I don't get why a power tower can't be used as communication and watch
tower also.

Experience shows us that providing tagging assemblies is more
comprehensive, versatile and sustainable.
man_made=tower + usage=watch + material=wood sounds better than

All the best

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