[Tagging] Best practices regarding implied tags

Fran├žois Lacombe fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 22:19:59 UTC 2020


Hi all,

This proposal is currently in RFC
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Utility_poles_proposal

It proposes among other points to make man_made=utility_pole +
utility=power implied by power=pole (for sake of consistency with telecom
utility poles which won't get a telecom=pole because they're not a telecom
feature)

A good point is raised in Talk regarding this implication.
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/Utility_poles_proposal
It's clear that implied tags won't be mandatory on osm features but what
about actually adding them ?
Is that completely wrong or mappers could eventually add implied tags if
they want to?
The proposal currently states they are optional and it won't raise an error
if mappers add them beside mandatory tags.

Let me know if a common practice is already established.

All the best

Fran├žois
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