|man_made = tower|
|A tower is a building, which is multiple times higher than its diameter|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A tower is a building, which is multiple times higher than its diameter. It can stand alone or as a part of a bigger building. Towers can be built from wood, steel or concrete.
In structural engineering, towers are free-standing vertical structures, supported by own foundation only. It means, no additional external guying and anchoring structures are used for towers.
|man_made||tower||A man made tower.|
|tower:type||(see the page)||Further describe the tower type. It's not really mandatory, but it's a very good idea to specify a type.|
Some general tags which are used across many other types of object are used to tag communication towers:
|name||*||Name of the tower|
|ref||*||Reference number of the tower|
|operator||*||Maintainer/Operator of the tower structure.|
|height||*||Height of the top of the tower (including any antennas) from ground-level in meters. In the case where the tower is mounted on top of a building the height should include the height of the building.|
|ele||*||Elevation of the bottom of the tower above sea-level in meters.|
|access||*||Physical access to tower, most likely private but some towers have viewing platforms.|
|viewpoint||yes||The tower has a very nice view|
|source||*||Where did the data come from?|
|url||*||URL link to a website with information about this tower.|
|website||*||Official website of this tower (if any).|
|tower:type||(see the page)|| The main intended usage of the tower (e.g. tower:type=communication for a communication tower).
See Taginfo values of tower:type here.
|tower:function||radiator|| The 'communication tower' serves as tower radiator.
See Taginfo values of tower:function here.
|tower:construction||*|| The construction or architectural form of the tower.
See Taginfo values of tower:construction here.
|lattice||The tower is constructed from steel lattice|
|freestanding||The tower is freestanding 'heavy' construction such as concrete, steel or wood|
|dish||The 'communication tower' is a parabolic dish|
|dome||The 'communication tower' is a dome (or 'golf-ball') construction, with antenna elements concealed from view by a radome|
|concealed||The 'communication tower' is concealed/disguised (for example: made to look like a tree).|
|guyed||The 'communication tower' is guyed.|
|guyed_lattice||The 'communication tower' is constructed from steel lattice and is guyed.|
|guyed_tube||The 'communication tower' is constructed from metal or steel tube and is guyed.|
|tower:insulated||yes||The 'communication tower' is insulated against ground.|
|building||(see the page)||Some historic large tower architectures no longer have their initial intended usage and may be inhabited.|
- Proposed features/Communications Transponder
- Proposed features/Telecommunications tower for detailed tagging of different communication related objects
- power=generator + generator:source=wind