[Tagging] Lifeguards

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 10:41:00 UTC 2018

I strongly disagree that they are the same, they are used to map different
things, as noted on the wiki by the detailed descriptions

Low usage is likely just because there aren't that many of these in the
real world and not many people have been mapping them.

So in my option we should continue to support the existing tags and keep
mapping with them. I've been mapping the areas I know using the current
defined schema.

"should be rendered" -> do you mean on the default OpenStreetMap style? Did
you want to open a ticket on the stylesheet issue tracker

+1 for having presets in the iD editor too.

On 8 June 2018 at 08:54, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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