|Describes the type of pole carrying power lines.|
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|Status: in use|
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This tag describes the functional type or role of a power pole, such as a dead-end (anchor) pole.
|pole:type||suspension||A pole which supports the conductors vertically using suspension or pin insulators. This is the default type and need not be tagged. However it may be useful to tag a pole used at an angle section (an anchor pole would normally be expected here)|
|pole:type||anchor||A pole where conductor sections terminate at strain insulators. They are normally guyed, and mostly used where a line turns.|
|pole:type||termination||A pole with strain insulators used at the end of a line, for example at a substation or at the transition to an underground cable (add location:transition=yes). Designed to resist the full one-sided tension of the conductors.|
|pole:type||branch||A line branch starts at this pole. If the branch line is a cable then add location:transition=yes. The branching can take different forms which can be indicated by the following tags.