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|man_made = utility_pole|
|A single pole supporting elevation of any of various and unspecified public utilities, such as power transmission, lighting or telephony.|
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|Status: in use|
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As of December 2011, the opening sentence of the Wikipedia article "Utility pole" reads:
A utility pole is a pole used to support overhead power lines and various other public utilities, such as cable, fibre optic cable, and related equipment such as transformers and street lights.
This key-value pair is rare, but is intended to provide a way of tagging such man made objects based on aerial imagery without a need to reference a specific use case, such as power=pole or highway=street_lamp, for instance.
Do not use this tag if you know what utilities the pole supports.