My main concern is with the man_made=street_cabinet tag. I have come across similar “cabinets” that were tagged as building=service, but in my opinion, they don’t resemble buildings. However, I must admit that this particular object is a bit large for a cabinet as well, but it still doesn’t qualify as a building.
Furthermore, I’m considering the possibility of including the following additional tags:
However, I’m not an expert in street electric equipment, so I cannot confirm the suitability of the last two tags.
Node vs Area
The wiki suggests mapping street cabinets as nodes, and if they are sufficiently large, mapping them as areas. In this case, I believe that the object in question is large enough to be mapped as an area. Can anyone confirm this?
If the street cabinet in question is not made to be entered, then I wouldn’t tag it as a building. If there’s a door, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you enter this thing. Looks like a street cabinet to me, we have some like this over here as well, though I’ve never seen them made out of concrete as this one.
If your satellite imagery allows you to precisely determine a surrounding way, then by all means, map it as a way
I don’t know particulars of that street cabinet, but a lot of times they have small doors and stairs inside of them that lead to an underground passage where the power cables are. So at least in those cases they would be buildings. If I’m being honest I have a feeling that’s what’s going with the street cabinet in your image because otherwise it wouldn’t be made out of cement and there would be a heatsink on it for cooling. Either that or it’s a telecommunications cabinet. But it’s extremely rare to see cement street cabinet for power because they can over heat really easily. So I don’t know. You might want to at least double check it to make sure it’s not for underground cables or telecommunications if nothing else.
I would treat it as a street cabinet unless it appears to be more building like. It is not a big deal If you are wrong. Mapping it means it is likely that someone with more familiarity with the equipment will notice the object and fix the tags. Until then everyone else will get a more accurate count of street-side electrical equipment.