[Tagging] Specific tag for Satellite Dishes

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 06:19:04 UTC 2019

I looked into this myself, back when I noticed that some large dishes
were mistagged as radio telescopes.

For huge communications dishes, there is tower:construction=dish to be
used with man_made=tower and we even have a satellite-dish style
rendering for this at Openstreetmap-carto, for some reason. This
should probably only be used for "tower"-sized dishes, not small
household ones?

For smaller satellite dishes, there is man_made=satellite_dish -
documented at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dsatellite_dish
- but note it is suggested that "This attribute is not suitable for
private house antennas". I think this tag might be suitable for very
large dishes too.


On 7/29/19, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29/07/19 15:03, Enock Seth Nyamador wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Sorry for cross posting.
>> I am looking for specific tags for Satellite Dish [1]. I haven't found
>> anything near so far. May be am missing something, else it doesn't
>> exist and might be useful to propose and come handy in some cases.
>> Ever mapped something like this or any idea will be great.
>> 1. https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q253843
> See
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/antenna:use#Values
> for some ideas.
> Note the use of antenna:type=* is used for everything, frequency band,
> configuration, application. It is a bit of a mess.
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