Tag:building=transformer_tower

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Public-images-osm logo.svg building = transformer_tower
OesterSkovVejHad.jpg
Description
A small but tall building constructed to comprise a transformer and connect to an overhead power line.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: De facto

The tag building=transformer_tower represents a tall building specially designed to connect to an overhead medium voltage power line (power=minor_line) and to house a small substation with a distribution transformer. Often, the power line has been dismantled and replaced by an underground cable. However, the building may still be in use as a substation.

How to map

Map the building and add the tag building=transformer_tower.

If the building is still in use as a substation then it should also get the following tags:

Other optional tags:

  • operator=* (the name of the power company)
  • ref=*, name=* (any reference number or name the power company may use to refer to this substation)

Example

Tags Description Image
Area building=transformer_tower
power=substation
substation=minor_distribution

voltage=10000;400

A German transformer tower. The voltage is just a guess. Trafohaus.jpg


See also

  • power=substation Tagging of substation properties and substation components like transformers.