[Tagging] Rare route=* values - route=power

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sat Jan 11 14:45:46 UTC 2020


The taginfo map is misleading, because it doesn't show the location of
relations, and almost all route=power features are relations with
type=route. Try overpass-turbo instead, for example in Italy:
http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/PF9

On 1/11/20, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/1/20 4:19 pm, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
>> Who is using route=power?
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>> It has no documentation except for a rather confusing Proposal page
>> (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Power_routing_proposal/Tagging_similar_to_Transportation_routes)
>> but it's used 15,000 times.
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> Only used is very small parts of the world - as seen on taginfo map.
> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/route=power#map
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> For contrast there are over 500,000 power=line in the data base,
> and the use is world wide..
> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/power=line#map
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>> Is this feature actually useful and verifiable?
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> Not usefull.
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> Verifiable? As in there are power lines there, yes.
>
> However I view them similar to roads .. there maybe a power line there ..
> but 'traffic' can be in both directions.
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> I see no point in having a dedicated 'route' for power.
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