[Tagging] non-trivial color schemes

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Tue Dec 18 18:02:15 GMT 2012

On 12/18/12 12:48 PM, Peter Wendorff wrote:
> What's the meaning of these coloring?
> If there's any I would suggest to tag according to meaning instead of 
> according to colors.
> If the mapping color<>meaning isn't standardized, I would even more 
> suggest to tag the meaning, but document in more detail (=> with local 
> references).
as far as i can tell, the purpose is visibility and the colors are not 

the use case for the data is that firefighters arrive on a scene in an 
unfamiliar area, bring
up an openfiremap like application on a tablet, and see where the 
hydrants are and what
color they are. being an unfamiliar area they may not know what color to 
look for, and
sometimes jurisdictions have changed color schemes and not gone back and 
repainted older


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