[Tagging] Radio telescopes

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 11:30:53 UTC 2018

What's the recommended tagging for radio telescopes like
which are parabolic dishes which are used for two way communication?

What about the radio telescope
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkes_Observatory which is used for
communication but one way (receiving only, no transmit).

>From the outside they look identical to radio telescopes used for
astronomy which I presume based on
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made=telescope would be

On Thu, 25 Oct 2018 at 21:50, Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl> wrote:
> W dniu 25.10.2018 o 12:37, Andrew Harvey pisze:
> > On Thu, 25 Oct 2018 at 21:08, Joseph Eisenberg
> > <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Please don’t tag radio telescopes with tower:communication. Telescopes observe, they do not communicate or send information.
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_radio_telescopes lists many
> > radio telescopes which communicate and send information.
> We tag the meaning and primary function of telescope is observation, not
> communication. Other functions are still possible (and tagging them is
> welcome), but they are additional and loosing "telescope" drops the most
> important property.
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