[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - (automated_external_defibrillator)

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 18:35:17 UTC 2013

Just FYI, they are becoming more common in public places (offices, malls,
airports, schools, etc) in the US.

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, 2013-09-30 at 18:59 +0200, Matthijs Melissen wrote:
> > On 30 September 2013 18:22, fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >         Major problem I find is that using a abbreviation is not the
> >         way we tag
> >         in OSM and it is often misleading.
> >
> >
> > We do use abbreviations for keys/values: for example mtb, bmx, hgv,
> > psv, url, rcn.
> Those are mostly familiar terms, where the abbreviation is better known
> than the actual words. BMX and URL in particular. I do not know MTB or
> RCN are however.
> >
> >
> > In this particular case, I think more people have familiarity with the
> > abbreviation than with the full term, so I see here nothing wrong with
> > sticking to the abbreviation. Or are you proposing to start using
> > uniform_resource_locator as well?
> Outside of the medical profession I doubt anyone has  heard the term
> AED. I certainly hadn't until I saw it in this thread. There may be some
> familiarity with them within factories, we have some at work. Then again
> I work for a large company with a strong health and safety culture, and
> a large number of employees to split the cost over.
> Outside of factories and the like, they are still very rare. I know of
> one, in Loppington, a small North Shropshire village, but thats because
> I am an observant mapper. It has a numerical keylock on it, so imagine
> that maybe you phone 999 and ask for the code?
> I have never seen one anywhere else, and yes I have looked and keep my
> eyes open. Most people will not be aware such things even exist.
> Phil (trigpoint)
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