Tag:communication=line

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Description
Communications cable
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
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Status: DraftPage for proposal

A communications cable carrying data or voice. These cables can be either on land or undersea.

Tagging

Key Value Comment Recommendation
communication line A communication line, normally mapped as a Way. mandatory
operator <cable operator> The name of the company which operates this line recommended
name <name> The name of this cable. optional
ref <reference> The operator's reference (short name) of this cable. optional
telecom:medium fibre/copper Whether this line is fibre or copper. optional

Location

The location=underwater/underground/overhead tag should be used for all lines.

Submarine cables should also be tagged with the Seamark tags:

Submarine cables are also often tagged submarine=yes.

Alternative Tags

There are some alternative ways of tagging phone lines, but given the convergence of voice and data, communication=line should (probably?) be considered more appropriate.

phone=line

telephone=line

aerial_line=telephone

See also