[Tagging] Lifeguards

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 22:54:24 UTC 2018


Hi

Just raised (or re-raised) the suggestion that lifeguard stations
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key%3Aemergency should be rendered
https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/4918#event-1668877116, as it
could be a potentially life-saving addition to the map.

Bryan had quite correctly pointed out that there are lot of similar, but
all pretty rarely used (<1000) tags for essentially the same thing, so has
suggested replacing them all with a simple emergency=lifeguard.

I can't see any major problem with doing that, but also keeping
emergency=life_ring for those places (boardwalks, jetties etc) where an
unaccompanied life ring is positioned.

What does everybody think?

Thanks

Graeme
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