Proposed features/Quickly Marking Utility Wires

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Utility Wires
Status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: brycenesbitt
Tagging: utility_wires=[[Tag:utility_wires={overhead,underground}|{overhead,underground}]]
Applies to: type
Definition: Marking of utility wires for a given street or way.
Drafted on: 2015-03-11
Available languages — Tag:utility wires=
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Description
Fast tagging for areas or roads: are there overhead wires or not?
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Status: Proposed

This proposal covers a way to mark that a given areas has underground electric and communication wires. Areas of underground utilities are of interest in earthquake or fire hazard zones, to prospective home-buyers, and for generalized 3D renderings. The most specific tag is used: large areas can be tagged with the prevalent style, and individual streets annotated differently.

Tagging

Tagging Description
utility_wires=underground Wires are known to run below this street in conduit. Street lights may be present, but wires do run between street light poles.
utility_wires=overhead Wires are visibly strung from pole to pole on this street.
utility_wires=unknown This tag may simply be omitted to indicate unknown.
utility_wires=none Area is not served by electric or communication wires.
utility_wires:count=count Approximate count of wires visible overhead. Count all visible wires regardless of their purpose.

Examples

An entire city, unable to afford underground electrics:

  • boundary=administrative (Relation:boundary)
  • name=City of Low Income
  • utility_wires=overhead

Which has one central street without wires:

  • highway=trunk
  • name=Main Street
  • utility_wires=underground

An example tagged street is http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/6400775, within an urban area where all but a few alleys and key corridors have overhead utilities.

Retagging

Not applicable for this proposal.

Downsides

A significant downside of this proposal is the potential for duplicate data. If a corridor is marked "underground", but later someone maps the actual underground electric lines, there's a potential for the data to get out of synchronization.

This tagging exists in parallel with the drawing of individual power poles and distribution lines: and nothing stops a user from drawing each individual wire network. However, this tag can get the job done over large areas very quickly.

Comments

  • Should this be extended to include street light information? Brycenesbitt (talk) 19:44, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

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