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

François Lacombe fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 00:36:30 UTC 2020

Hi Joseph,

Le sam. 11 janv. 2020 à 06:21, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
a écrit :

> Who is using route=power?

Some electricity mappers including me.

route=power represents a circuit (metallic continuity) between two or more
It is different from a line as a physical lines can hold several of those
circuits for a given distance (situations where you have n x 3 cables in a
3-phases power network).

> 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.

The proposal didn't reach the requested consensus.
There are currently two options for power routing, including route=power
but until now we didn't manage to find a single solution to be voted.
Discussion is still open I think.

> Is this feature actually useful and verifiable?

It is really useful and verifiable : follow the connected cables.
Some countries like France make open data available that describe those

See this Overpass query to see how it's going for RTE in France :
We've just finished a few days ago to complete all ~1520 relations for
400kV and 225kV.

Le sam. 11 janv. 2020 à 07:03, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> a écrit :

> Is this feature actually useful and verifiable?
> Not usefull.
> Wow, how can you say that?

> 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.
> Let us know how you can map this without a route relation :

Given the fact this line holds two independent circuits :

All the best

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