[Tagging] emergency=*

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Thu Jul 29 19:36:44 BST 2010

John Smith wrote:
> Does anyone have a problem, or see any problems, shifting the
> following tags into the emergency=* tag space?
> amenity=police -> emergency=police_station
> amenity=hospital -> emergency=hospital
> amenity=fire_station -> emergency=fire_station

Yes, I have a problem with it: I don't see any advantage of having to
remember both the key and the value used for an object type. Just leave
stuff like this in amenity, that way we just need to know the value to
tag it. "amenity" is the default key for features like this anyway.

Tobias Knerr

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