[Talk-ca] Callsigns...

nicholas ingalls nicholas.ingalls at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 00:41:51 UTC 2013

Well the first challenge would be putting multiple tags on the same way.
Personally I would create multiple relations using the same way, each
relation having one call-sign. I have heard other people suggest separating
values with commas but I don't like that idea because if for example you
want to put the frequency and the name, if the values are separated by
commas there is no way to match the frequency to the specific name. A
relation would allow you to do this.  (Obviously this is my own opinion &
up for argument)

In terms of a tagging scheme

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:frequency for the frequency
name:xxx for the name of the station
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Operator for the operator
Might have to propose some tags for the others

On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Colin McGregor <colin.mc151 at gmail.com>wrote:

> For various reasons I've taken an interest in the locations of TV (and
> to a lesser degree radio) station transmitter sites (the studios often
> being a number of km. from the transmitter location(s)).
> Is there a standard way to enter this into Open Street Map?
> A specific example that I am interested in is the CN Tower, which I
> would gather from Wikipedia
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CN_Tower#Television_broadcasters) is
> home to 7 different TV station transmitters, 10 FM broadcast
> transmitters, plus several "utility" broadcasters (cell phone, pager
> services, among others). This past weekend I did add the tag
> "tower:type communications" to the CN Tower, but I want to add the
> station transmitter information...
> Thanks.
> Colin McGregor
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