There are already some services collecting Cell-Id data - some do have osm-layers. For example:
No matter how big, it still won't show up on the map
No matter how big, it still won't show up on the map.
- It depends on the map. It appears on any that I produce :)
- So what am I doing wrong here? Thanks Jidanni (talk) 04:13, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
- Well that's a man_made=communications_tower, rather than a man_made=mast. It doesn't render on OSM's "standard" style, but it looks like no-one has actually asked for it to be rendered: https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=communications_tower&type=Issues . I'm not convinced by the distinctions on http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man%20made=communications%20tower?uselang=en-GB though - I'm not convinced that actual real mappers mapping real things map them as the creator of that page does.
- What my "it depends on the map" comment was trying to say was "there is more than just the standard map" - most people who encounter OSM data see some other rendering of it (such as a Mapbox one in a third-party product). Personally, when I create web maps for my own use, I render all "tower like things" as towers via a lua script. --SomeoneElse (talk) 20:09, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
I had a problem, at Chillerton Down on the Isle of Wight, mapping the large concrete blocks that hold the supporting stays for the high lattice tower. I used area=yes; barrier=block; surface=concrete but I think that is a bit of a fudge. Couldn't find any other examples of stayed towers. Now, with bridges, there are a collection of supports, piers, etc that you can choose from - so any ideas for tower supports, please? I note we have "landmark=large rock" but I can find nothing man-made to use for functional/redundant blocks of concrete that it is not unusual to find on a walk. --Iwhs (talk) 10:43, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
Distinction between masts and towers
The page suggests that one can use tower:construction=lattice, and tower:construction=guyed_lattice. While I can imagine calling a structure a "mast" if it is a thin lattice structure, supported by guy wires, I don't see how a freestanding lattice structure could be a mast. Isn't that a man_made=tower? --Jeisenbe (talk) 02:11, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
Misleading usage for cell towers
This page is self-contradictory. "A man_made=mast is usually a small, narrow mast of only a few meters height", but the image obviously depicts a structure at least 20m tall. Moreover, the general term "mast" recognized by the industry here in the US, is sometimes used by guyed tall structures (they are still named as tower just like UK considering tower and mast the same). All other structures should use tower instead, In US when saying cell tower, it could be the one in the image; when saying radio mast, it is often a lattice tower with guy wire support like these. -- CBRS (talk) 21:38, 17 January 2021 (UTC)