[Tagging] Specific tag for Satellite Dishes

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 10:04:07 UTC 2019


Am Mo., 29. Juli 2019 um 09:36 Uhr schrieb Enock Seth Nyamador <
enockseth at gmail.com>:

> *This attribute is not suitable for private house antennas.*
>>
> Apparently this caveat prevented us from using all above tags since we
> want to use it in this regard. See screenshot [1]
>
> 1. https://imgur.com/tyXnMtJ
>
>


the man_made=satellite_dish tag is poorly defined anyway, the short
definition speaks about "ground stations": "A ground station is a
terrestrial radio station designed for extraplanetary telecommunication
with spacecraf."

Probably most satellite dishes are set up for communication with
satellites, generally most of them being only receivers.
The whole page should likely be rewritten, as it does not focus on the
feature (satellite dish) but on other features (ground station, radio
telescope, etc.). It isn't clear why this should not be used for private
satellite dishes, and there should probably be some discussion on this list
and improvement of the wiki page.

Cheers,
Martin
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