tower/mast operator and communication operators
There often two types of operators. Should we used this tagging ?
- one tower or mast operator (not owner)
- key: operator
- several (one or more) communications operators
- key: communication:operator
- It's not a good thing to put supports (masts, tower, whatever) and mobile telecom devices on same objects.
- The support is often a single node with its own set of properties (operator's name for instance).
- Telecom stuff may be cabinets, antennas, cables, or many other devices. Have a look to this chart.
- Thus you shouldn't have two different level of operators on the same OSM feature. Fanfouer (talk) 09:08, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
I'm missing information about various kinds of extraterrestrial communication. For example stations with satellite antennas for receiving television signals, or antennas for space research. --Pbb (talk) 09:43, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Antennas and supports mapping
cables=* not suitable for telecommunications
As key's wiki page says, cables=* gives a power conductors number for both alternative or DC electricity transmission systems.
It can be misunderstood when used in telecommunications context, because cables are mainly composed of dozen of fibres or copper lines and we don't talk about conductors.
Nevertheless it can be convenient to map a single line for many telecom cables sharing the same path, we can use telecom:cables=* instead.
BUT : finding the actual number of telecom cables in ducts may not be easy nor verifiable by others. Should we only give the number of ducts containing an undefined amount of cables ? Fanfouer (talk) 08:36, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
Communication / Telecommunications / Telephone clarification
<p>Many tags on this project involve different keys such as communication, telephone or finally telecoms.
It leads to unclear differences, inconsistent classifications.
Tags may be slowly moved to telecom=* namespace to clean this up. I've tried to find what can be interesting to do :
|Current key/value||Used for ?||Replacement to think about|
|telephone=pole||Poles supporting neighbourhood lines along streets or roads||telecom=pole|
|communication=pole||Poles supporting neighbourhood lines along streets or roads||telecom=pole|
|phone=pole||Poles supporting neighbourhood lines along streets or roads||telecom=pole|
|communication=line||Telecommunication lines or cables||telecom=line|
|telecommunications=cabinet||Cabinet hosting network equipment in the street||man_made=street_cabinet + street_cabinet=telecom|
GSM poles masts on roof?
Hi, how do you think about the GSM setups on buildings? IMHO it's not a simple man_made=mast/communication=pole but I don't think it's 'just' an antenna (from a technical pov)? Unfortunatly (at least in german) the terms aren't that easy to seperate and match to the communication components itself... (I made a list long time ago). To me it's important to seperate between masts/towers (smal landmarks) and the antennas on roofs --!i! 18:22, 1 September 2016 (UTC)