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shouldn't it be voltage instead of voltages? -- Schusch 12:40, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

i correct that because i'm pretty sure -- Schusch 12:56, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Location Aboveground/underground?

Would it be appropriate to have

  • location=aboveground added as a default value

so then if your adding the tag, you have the option of making it 'underground' In JOSM, this could be added as an option with default value. --acrosscanadatrails 10:20, 12 March 2009 (UTC)


What does one do for a power distribution substation? power=substation perhaps? -Fennecfoxen 19:02, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Intersections with streets

I don't understand the last sentence about more accuracy by adding nodes when intersecting roads. That sounds totally bogus. 1. Why should that improve accuracy? 2. There's no physical link between roads and powerlines, they are on totally different heights, it's not possible to get from one tho the other (as a node would imply). So this is plain wrong. --Fröstel 08:46, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Non-power lines

How to tag non-power lines, such as telephone cables? --Skippern 02:37, 28 August 2010 (BST)

No idea, but I'll riff on power=line and use telephone=line. --Hamish 09:50, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Frequency of line

I know most of the world distributes high voltage energy as 50Hz, but at least Brazil have exemptions here, the distributed energy is 60Hz, and at least one mayor power line (Iguacu power plant near Foz do Iguacu/Puerto de Iguacu on the border between Brazil/Argentina/Paraguai to São Paulo) is DC (0Hz). Is this information that is interesting to tag, and in so case, how should this be tagged? I would hazard to use frequency=* on the power lines. --Skippern (talk) 16:59, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

The frequency=* tag is documented, also for power line use. However, the power line wiki is missing a link to the frequency tag. In northern Europe the frequency tag is widely used on power lines. For the 50/60 Hz grids (dependent on region) it may be unnecessary to use it but for example in Germany it is the way to distinguish the normal power grid from the railway power grid (16.7 Hz). frequency=0 is the standard tag for indicating HVDC transmission lines. So no problem adding frequency tags to power lines. It is especially important to use the tag on lines that use a frequency different from the default value for the region. --polderrunner (talk) 20:22, 1 February 2013 (UTC)