[Tagging] access=emergency revisited
rwelty at averillpark.net
Wed Nov 21 22:42:48 GMT 2012
On 11/21/12 4:00 PM, Anthony wrote:
> If emergency responders are exempt from access restrictions (which they are
> in every jurisdiction I've ever read the law on), then the access tags are
> of limited usefulness regardless.
they are valuable as a way of storing verified information.
> Relying on mappers to know the intricate legal details of who is exempt
> from which laws at which times, is a recipe for disaster. This should be
> the job of the person making the emergency responder application. And if
> they're using unverified OSM data to do so, hopefully they've purchased a
> really big liability insurance policy.
i'm not depending on random mappers to guess at access restrictions. the
the description of verified data. so let's propose that the access=emergency
description in the wiki look like this:
use access=emergency only when emergency access can be verified by a posted
sign or by reference to local statute or policy. example:
source:access=McKownville FD, Guilderland NY
there is already provision in the project design for a local policy file
supplement data in OSM in cases where such data isn't viable or
OSM, but it would be nice to put verifiable data in OSM where appropriate.
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