[OSM-talk] Power portal

Craig Wallace craigw84 at fastmail.fm
Thu Feb 6 23:06:28 UTC 2014

On 2014-02-06 21:51, François Lacombe wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I feel a bit disappointed with the power=portal tag, pretty widely used
> in Germany for instance.
> It seems to document start points of a power line in power substations.
> Have a look :
> http://www.power-technology.com/contractor_images/pauwels/4_Compact-substation.jpg
> There are only 18 of them in France, I thought it would be better to
> don't use it. I don't even know if it's the right English term.
> Nevertheless the idea of considering portals instead of standard towers
> in substations sounds good.
> How do you feel about this ?

I am not an expert on this, but I have never heard this described as a 
In English a portal is some sort of opening or entrance or hole, so it 
doesn't make much sense for part of a power line or a tower.

I'm not sure what the correct name for this is. I would suggest 
something like "termination tower" or maybe "terminator".


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