How would you map this:

photo of the radar antenna

It's a radar installation operated by the FAA, and a significant local landmark (to give an idea of dimensions, the ball on top measures 60 feet across on an aerial photo, stands 60-80 feet in the air, and is visible from at least 40 miles away on a good day).

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I would go for something like this:

  • building=service
  • man_made=tower
  • tower:type=radar
  • tower:construction=dome
  • height=35
  • source:height=estimation from side photo and aerial imagery
  • operator=FAA
  • seamark:type=landmark
  • seamark:landmark:category=dome
  • seamark:landmark:function=radar
  • image=https://i.imgur.com/ivO9yxc.jpg

(height given in metres, assumed that you mean 0.3048 metre feet. And based on a back-of-the-envelope calculation which resulted in 115 ft total height)

I am not that sure about how useful the seamark stuff is, as it more or less duplicates the other tags. I think that at least if there is marine traffic in that area it might be useful to use those tags too.

And if you know more technical (function) details, over there are additional tag suggestions https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:radio_transponder .

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answered 24 Jul '16, 09:53

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edited 24 Jul '16, 17:57

Here's one example. You can use those keys and values to search taginfo, and see what other people have used. Also look at other similar things elsewhere to come up with other suggestions.

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