[OSM-talk] Old phone line or old power line?

Bryan Housel bhousel at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 18:21:18 UTC 2020

I’d tag as `abandoned:power=minor_line` since you said it is down in places.  

It is impossible to tell from the picture what its original purpose was, but this doesn’t matter much if you just want to get it mapped.


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> On Jun 27, 2020, at 2:08 PM, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Any idea whether this is an old powerline or an old phone line?  Photo is geotagged, so if you download it and drop it into JOSM you can see the larger context.
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/6cMueDbGJPdz8Es77
> It is near the location of this node:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/51241693
> It runs for many km more or less along the track that above node is part of.
> Wire is bare uninsulated. Most, or perhaps all, poles are still standing.  Wire is down in places.
> How would you recommend mapping/tagging?
> Thanks in advance for your help,
> Mike
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