[Tagging] Combined defibrillator with emergency phone

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sat Feb 6 17:41:31 UTC 2016

Unfortunately a photo was not provided so we only had the original
description to go on.. In OSM there is the rule-of-thumb of a single
real-life object being mapped to a single OSM object. Are they the same
object with two functions, or are they two objects? 

I have a rather scientific way of looking at such discussions. The
bottom line is that there is no right and wrong in OSM, just a bunch of
opinions. I agree, this case "can" be represented by a new tag. Whether
it is wise, or optimal, is a matter for discussion. If someone wants to
see it in a particular way, then they are free to do so. 


On 2016-02-06 18:22, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:

> sent from a phone
>> Am 06.02.2016 um 16:17 schrieb Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl>:
>> If one function is clearly the primary function of the location (e.g. mounting post, cabinet or whatever) then the secondary function is sometimes tagged differently, e.g. emergency=phone, defibrillator=yes
> it would surely be a "bit" of a stretch to state that the cabinet or the mounting post were the primary functions. (emergency=defibrillator, cabinet=yes). I agree that formally two unconnected nodes at "the same" location don't say it's a combined object, but IMHO the functions would still be represented well (because even if it's a combined object, a phone and an aed are different things with nothing in common besides maybe being integrated into one housing). If this is a common typology and especially if you want to express that it is a combined installation, it might merit its own tag (phone_and_defi...)
> cheers 
> Martin 
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