[Tagging] Feature proposal - RFC - Utility markers

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 04:05:21 UTC 2019

It looks like the main effect of this proposal would be to replace
pipeline=marker (used 29k times) with marker=pipeline, though the new key
marker= could also be used for power cables and telecommunications cables.

Is it really necessary to change pipeline=marker?


On Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 11:10 PM Fran├žois Lacombe <fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> Here is another proposal we were two working on it.
> It regards several kinds of utility markers usually warning about buried
> infrastructure beneath them.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Utility_markers_proposal
> Markers are currently described with keys like pipeline=* and power=*
> although they're not directly involved in infrastructure running processes
> (like a valve can be on a pipeline for instance).
> Then it can be useful to define a new key marker=* to gather more
> categories on OSM (pipeline is for now the most mapped here) and prevent
> pipeline, power and telecom keys be cluttered with not directly related
> features.
> Note that markers mapping is important on OSM as location signs and
> relevant data to verify presence of not visible infrastructures.
> Feel free to raise concerns here and on talk page.
> All the best
> Fran├žois
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