[Tagging] mast / tower / communication_tower (again)

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Fri Oct 26 09:05:41 UTC 2018

Untrue. See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Wikidata#Importing_data <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Wikidata#Importing_data>
A significant part of Wikidata data was harvested from Wikipedia, in which for example most 
coordinates are produced using/copied from products with licenses conflicting with OSM.
For example copying from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap (even indirectly) is not OK, and copying 
Wikidata coordinates (that were copied to Wikipedia from Google Maps) is also not OK. Note that 
Wikipedia allows and encourages to use Google Maps to obtain coordinate data and other sources 
that are not OK to be used in OSM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Obtaining_geographic_coordinates#Google_Maps <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Obtaining_geographic_coordinates#Google_Maps>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Obtaining_geographic_coordinates#From_printed_maps <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Obtaining_geographic_coordinates#From_printed_maps>

26. Oct 2018 00:50 by joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>:

> Wikidata’s license is CC0, so that is compatible, and almost all numerical values from Wikipedia, like height of buildings and towers, are also in Wikidata.
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 7:05 AM Graeme Fitzpatrick <> graemefitz1 at gmail.com <mailto:graemefitz1 at gmail.com>> > wrote:
>> On Thu, 25 Oct 2018 at 19:27, Martin Koppenhoefer <>> dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>>> > wrote:
>>> Looking closely, many/most towers might be seen as "multi purpose" (radio AND tv?), 
>> Which would both count as communication
>> Thanks
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