[Tagging] emergency=control_centre

EthnicFood IsGreat ethnicfoodisgreat at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 23:33:41 UTC 2018

> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2018 20:46:48 +0000
> From: Javier Sánchez Portero <javiersanp at gmail.com>
> To: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools"
> 	<tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] emergency=control_centre
> I answer inline to Paul and Markus
> El dom., 9 dic. 2018 a las 15:12, Paul Allen (<pla16021 at gmail.com>)
> escribió:
>> 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.
> 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.

That is an unrealistic, pie-in-the-sky goal.  As long as mappers are 
free to use any tag they like, and OSM is a mishmash of tags, how could 
anyone rely on it for anything very important?


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