|man_made = mast|
|Mast is a vertical structure built to hold for example antennas|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: In use|
|Tools for this tag|
A man_made=mast is usually a small tower of only a few meters height. It is often built from concrete or steel and only for a single application like a mobile phone base station. A tower is accessible and provides platforms, whereas a mast only offers ladder steps to climb it. You can also find masts next to motorways or railways. High masts may be fastened to ground with guy wires.
Often masts are built to hold antennas. You could tag a mobile phone base station like this: Proposed_features/Telecommunications_tower
- 1 Engineering definition
- 2 First question: Is it a mast or a tower?
- 3 Second question: What kind of services are being provided?
- 4 Examples
- 5 See also
- 6 Note
In structural engineering, mast is a vertical structure, supported by external guys and anchors.
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:
- man_made=flagpole - pole to hold a flag
- power=pole - pole for overhead power lines
- power=catenary_mast - catenary mast supports system of overhead wires
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