[Tagging] Feature proposal - RFC 2 - Utility poles proposal

Bert -Araali- Van Opstal bert.araali.afritastic at gmail.com
Sat Apr 10 17:12:48 UTC 2021

I don' have any major objections to this proposal.  It is well 
structured, very professionally and clearly sectioned and written.  
Understandable for non-technical users, as it should be.

I do need some clarifications regarding:

> A pole can support several networks and different utilities. However 
> they are often installed for a given purpose on which some side 
> business come afterwards: we rolled out electricity networks at first 
> and then use the same poles for telephone lines. Those poles remains 
> (utility <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:utility>=power 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:utility%3Dpower> +) power 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:power>=pole 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:power%3Dpole> and won't 
> become utility 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:utility>=power;telecom 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:utility%3Dpower;telecom&action=edit&redlink=1>. 

I don't see any advantage, ambiguity in using utility=power;telecom (or 
other multiple value). In the contrary, allowing it would improve 
consistency.  Would also make it more easy to compose queries to 
identify single and mixed use networks or poles. So why would you make 
this exception ?

Just a minor change in the examples:

Do not refer to copper cables or wires, use METAL cables or wires 
instead.  In many cases aluminium cables or even a mixtures of alu and 
copper wires in cables is used. Referring to copper cables specifically, 
from the outside in most cases not distinguishable from alu cables, is 

Greetings, Bert Araali

On 17/03/2021 02:24, François Lacombe wrote:
> Dear all
> This proposal has been drafted last September and some comments have 
> been discussed here or on the talk.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Utility_poles_proposal 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Utility_poles_proposal>
> man_made=utility_pole gets more and more used in many places and it 
> deserves a robust documentation and clarification with power=pole.
> It is still possible to have a look at the proposal implications prior 
> to start the vote.
> Thanks in advance
> François
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