[Tagging] emergency=control_centre

Javier Sánchez Portero javiersanp at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 20:46:48 UTC 2018

I answer inline to Paul and Markus

El dom., 9 dic. 2018 a las 15:12, Paul Allen (<pla16021 at gmail.com>)

> On Sun, Dec 9, 2018 at 3:06 PM dktue <email at daniel-korn.de> wrote:
>> I would like to propose a tag for emergency control centers (the place
>> you reach when you call 112 in Europe).
> Why?
> As far as I know, these are places one contacts via telephone.  They may
> be located far from
> the locality they serve, even though calls from that locality may be
> routed to one particular
> control centre.  Are the ones you are familiar with of a kind where one
> must walk in to report
> an emergency?  Unless they are, it serves no purpose to mark them on a
> map.  Unless, perhaps,
> one is a terrorist intent upon damaging infrastructure.
I kindly disagree with you. I think this information is important in the
map as is everything related to emergencies. We can distinguish the calling
centre and the centre for coordination for emergency forces and resources.
Usually they are located in the same place. Of course a ordinary person
don't need to know where they are, but for a emergency planner these are
strategic places into the emergencies services that need to be preserved
and defended. Of course the emergency services should have their own maps
and data bases, but I think that is our goal to offer the best possible
geographic information data base for all kind of user and to serve as a
valid alternative to any government user which want to use it. In addition
the terrorist, many other people could need to know the location of such a
place, for example mail and delivery services, taxis, and any one who is
interested in work in such a place or know how the work (school visits). At
least in my country these location are publicly know through the contact
section of their web site. They are also verifiable on the on the ground
features and as such they have place in our database.

El dom., 9 dic. 2018 a las 15:51, Markus (<selfishseahorse at gmail.com>)

> office=public-safety_answering_point would probably fit better than
> emergency=*. (In an emergency it might not help much to know where the
> public-safety answering point is located.)
> Regards
> Markus
To join together all emergency related stuff into a key seems to me very
logic and important to reach the goal I described previously. It could be
used office=any as main key but emergency = something should be available
to facilitate searchs and grouping.

Regards, Javier
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