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

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sun Jan 12 00:11:58 UTC 2020


I opened an issue at the Taginfo repository requesting that relations
be included on the map, or the title of the map changed to
"Geographical distribution of ways and nodes with this tag" -
https://github.com/taginfo/taginfo/issues/274"

On 1/12/20, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Arr .. thanks.. found one 'near' to me.
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> After more info from a user, if they respond, see
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> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/78020394
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> Arr On 12/1/20 1:45 am, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
>> 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?
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>> Only used is very small parts of the world - as seen on taginfo map.
>>> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/route=power#map
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>>> Is this feature actually useful and verifiable?
>>> Not usefull.
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> I see no point in having a dedicated 'route' for power.
>>>
>>>
>>>
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