Classifying an object: `man_made=street_cabinet` vs `building=service`

Hello everyone,

I have a question regarding the classification of the object in the picture.

I would like to know if it is correct to classify it at the very minimum as:


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.

Additional Tags

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?

Thank you in advance!

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