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Suggestions for improvement the section "power"

Posted by Obelixx on 26 November 2011 in English (English)

For the section power, I suggest the following improvements:
- conductor count and voltages should be freely choseable, as sometimes non-standardized voltages are sometimes used and the conductor count can be at least each number between 1 and 18 ( yes, there are powerlines with only 1 conductor per pylon. HVDC Cahora Bassa is one of them)
- it should be setable the function of a pylon in the line: is it a suspension tower, a strainer, a transposing tower, a branch, etc.
- it should be setable the pylon type, I mean hereby crossbar count and type of conductor arrangement
- sometimes pylons carry circuits with different voltages ( and even frequencies), so it should be choseable the count of different systems and of what kind they are

Comment from RM87 on 27 November 2011 at 11:43

It seems that you use Potlatch 2 for editing. If this is correct then you can manually type in values by clicking on advanced button on the lower left corner of window. For information what key-value pairs to use see: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features#Power
One detailed example exists on this page: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Power_lines
For all tags currently in use see: http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/

You will soon understand that there are many things that are not 100% clear in the power section. It just takes time for everything to settle down. Probably because there are not many who map power related things.

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