Talk:Tag:man made=communications tower

From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

How would a mapper distinguish the difference between man_made=mast, man_made=tower+tower:type=communication and man_made=communications_tower. I am very much inclined to If you have to scale on the outside its a mast, if you might be able to scale on the inside it is a tower, and communications_tower is just a duplicate of tower+tower:type=communications --Skippern 23:20, 16 September 2012 (BST)

I would like to distinguish also between man_made=communications_tower and man_made=tower + tower:type=communications for having a difference between real communications towers and others. If you want to render a topographic map, you can show really big towers on lower zoom levels. They are good landmarks for navigation. --Derstefan (talk) 09:26, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
This one does indeed look like an annoying duplicate of man_made=tower+tower:type=communication. Differentiation between the purpose of towers is done with tower:type=*, and if you want to differentiate otherwise, then use height=*, material=*, and/or tag it as an area (should be supported).--Guttorm Flatabø (talk) 10:29, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

bos tower

What is a bos tower? Jidanni (talk) 20:08, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Tower transmitting multiple broadcast signals

How do we tag the situation where signals from many radio and television stations are transmitted from a single tower? It is glaringly inefficient to have to use multiple nodes spaced a very short distance apart for each broadcast signal, when only one tower exists on a particular site. DENelson83 (talk) 03:00, 19 November 2018 (UTC)