|man_made = communications_tower|
|A huge tower for transmitting radio applications|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
A man_made=communications_tower is a huge tower for transmitting radio applications like television, radio, mobile phone or officials radio. It is often made from concrete and usually a far visible landmark. An indication could be a height greater than 100 meters.
- 1 Note
- 2 Distinguish between other kinds of communications towers
- 3 Examples
- 4 Possible tagging error
Please, keep in mind, that neither this page nor any other source gives a clear verifiable way to distinguish between the objects, supposed to be tagged with man_made=communications_tower and man_made=tower tower:type=communication respectively. "Huge" or "really big" are relative non-verifiable characteristics - using it contradicts the fundamental OSM principle. Many regional broadcasting towers (supposedly meant to be tagged as man_made=communications_tower ) in hot climate or less wealthy countries have the access ladders outside and have no elevator, while many "conventional" towers with tubular design have a ladder inside it. Height greater than 100 meters can be seen even in some longwave transmission masts. So, these two features are non-distinctive.
Distinguish between other kinds of communications towers
First question: Is it a mast or a tower?
Second question: What kind of services are being provided?
No mast any more, but a tower
Really big communications towers >= 100 m:
Possible tagging error
man_made=communications_transponder - If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag. Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!