[Tagging] Lifeguards

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Fri Jun 8 11:01:32 UTC 2018

I agree that the 5 different values shown on the wiki describe distinctly different things and should all be retained.


From: Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com> 
Sent: Friday, 8 June 2018 20:41
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [Tagging] Lifeguards


I strongly disagree that they are the same, they are used to map different things, as noted on the wiki by the detailed descriptions https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key%3Aemergency#Lifeguards.


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 https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93 <https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+lifeguard> &q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+lifeguard


+1 for having presets in the iD editor too.


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



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?




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