Proposed features/insulated

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insulated=yes/no
Status: Proposed (under way)
Tagging: insulated=yes/no
Applies to:
Definition: to allow specifying whatever power line is insulated as an attribute
Drafted on: 2018-11-03
RFC start: first: 2018-11-03 second: 2018-11-21
Vote start: 2019-01-09
Vote end: 2019-01-23

Proposal

To allow specifying whatever power line is insulated as an optional attribute. This proposal is intended to be as simplest as possible. There is also a more complicated insulation proposal.

Rationale

Currently documentation seems to advocate using power=line/power=minor_line or power=cable depending on whatever power line is insulated.

Putting such minor detail as fundamental to selecting correct tag has several problematic consequences

  • most people are unaware about this difference and will ignore it
  • most people are uninterested in this difference and will ignore it
  • it is impossible to check whatever power line is insulated based on aerial images
  • it is impossible to check whatever power line is insulated during survey without closely approaching power line

Note that some power wires may be coated, without making them insulated. Checking whatever wire is insulated is tricky and mappers should not be forced to do it.

Tagging

Use insulated=yes or insulated=no on power=line/power=minor_line

Features/Pages affected

Tag:insulated=yes, Tag:insulated=no would be created

This tagging scheme would be mentioned as attribute on Tag:power=line and Tag:power=minor_line

This tagging scheme would be mentioned as an alternative tagging scheme on Tag:power=cable. Note that it Tag:power=cable will not be classified as deprecated.

Comments

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  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. EneaSuper (talk) 09:47, 21 January 2019 (UTC)