[talk-au] Transponders mistagged

Elizabeth Dodd edodd at billiau.net
Fri Apr 22 04:43:00 BST 2011

On Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:31:22 +1000
Gary Gallagher <g.null.device at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>    I've been editing some areas of rural Victoria and I keep coming
> across communications transponders that have been mis-tagged as
> relations. in the .osm file the xml looks like this:-
>   <relation id='921922' action='modify'
> timestamp='2010-05-22T23:46:04Z' uid='74617' user='JohnSmith'
> visible='true' version='2' changeset='4779256'>
>     <member type='node' ref='740879387' role='transponder' />
>     <tag k='acma.gov.au:licence_id' v='1156821' />
>     <tag k='attribution' v='Australian Communications and Media
> Authority, Register of Radiocommunications Licences' />
>     <tag k='attribution:url'
> v='http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_9150' />
>     <tag k='communications_transponder:antenna_type'
> v='directional' /> <tag k='communications_transponder:frequency'
> v='744.25' /> <tag k='communications_transponder:modulation'
> v='PAL' /> <tag k='communications_transponder:polarisation'
> v='horizontal' /> <tag k='communications_transponder:power'
> v='1000' /> <tag k='height' v='23' />
>     <tag k='type' v='transponder' />
>     <tag k='source' v='data.australia.gov.au' />
>   </relation>
> I'm not sure about some of the tags but from what I can figure out
> from the transponder proposal at
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Communications_Transponder
> the <tag k='type' v='transponder' /> should be <tag k='man_made'
> v='communications_transponder' /> and the whole thing should be a
> node and not a relation. I could perhaps write an xsl script to clean
> up the individual .osm files I use but this mis-tag is all over the
> state, and perhaps Australia. Is there someone who knows how to do a
> more systemic clean up.
> cheers
>                Gary

The logical reason for a relation is that there are numerous parts to
the transponders at various heights and that there are several per
aerial mast / comms hut
Perhaps the wiki page needs a rewrite?

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