[Tagging] mast / tower / communication_tower (again)

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 23:27:00 UTC 2018


On Tue, 9 Oct 2018 at 08:51, marc marc <marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I agree in principle, but I have a few questions.
>
> Le 09. 10. 18 à 00:32, Graeme Fitzpatrick a écrit :
> > man_made=tower: a tall, slim, freestanding vertical structure
> > with internal access
>
> if it matches the look, isn't that what would already be
> described by the undocumented building=tower ?
>

As Francois says, a lattice tower is not a building. & "undocumented" is
also a bit of a problem! I didn't even know such a tag existed & it's not
listed on the map features page

> create a new tower:type=multipurpose
>
> tower:type=value1;value2 is not enough ?
>

Could be, but currently man_made:communications_tower renders one way,
tower:type=communications & second way & tower:type=observation a different
way again. If you combine communications;observation, which would it render
as?

so all support=pole and man-made=pole need
> to be double tagged with the other namespace
> or you see a difference between both ?
>

Another one that I didn't know of the existence of. The only reference I
could find to pole was power=pole purely for supporting electrical cables.
Somebody else, earlier in this discussion, also made reference to
man_made=pole being undocumented but used for roof-top mobile phone antennae

Thanks

Graeme
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