[Tagging] Specific tag for Satellite Dishes

Enock Seth Nyamador enockseth at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 10:45:44 UTC 2019


> 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?

I agree with you but in our case for the fact that this a slum. We thought
this will serve a purpose. Yes many more useful things will be mapped soon
:). Not 90cm across dishes into OSM this time. Thanks for comments.

Le lun. 29 juil. 2019 à 10:18, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
a écrit :

> 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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-- 
Best,
-Enock
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