[Tagging] Specific tag for Satellite Dishes

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 10:16:10 UTC 2019

I agree; I spent a few minutes trying to improve the page a bit.

However, I don't see much benefit from mapping private household
satellite antennas: the dishes in the linked picture above are only 90
cm across, and they are on just about every house.

Maybe there are more useful things to map in Ghana before adding these
minor features?

On 7/29/19, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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