Tag:industrial=communication

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Description
An industrial site transmitting radio and/or tv and/or mobile phone signals.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Requires
Status: in use

Wikidata

Tag to further specify a landuse=industrial tagged area. Meant for usually fenced areas with greater transmitting antennas in the form of towers or masts. The areas often also have dedicated buildings with equipment and optionally operating personnel. A good example are sites broadcasting medium or long wave signals from a dedicated, sometimes rather secluded place in the landscape.

Predominantly in rural areas small strips of land are leased to host mobile phone signal transmitters and a kiosk building with fully automated equipment. If that space is not in mixed use with another purpose, the tag may apply to those as well.

A negative example is an industrial park with antennas mounted on some roof tops of buildings in mixed use. The tag should only be used if a dedicated use, communication only, can clearly be identified, such that the site serves exclusively tv, radio or mobile phone operation.

For further discrimination by type of service reuse e.g.

However, if these are already combined with specific man_made=mast, man_made=tower objects within an landuse=industrial area, it is advisable to not repeat them. Especially if more than one communication service is hosted on such dedicated industrial sites, repetition may be error prone.

The tag serves as a documented alternative to using landuse=radio, industrial=radio or similar constructs.

Possible synonyms

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Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!

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