[Tagging] emergency=lifeguard

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Mon Jun 11 05:04:36 UTC 2018


These are different things, and the differentiation should definitely not simply thrown away.

 

Though I’m not fundamentally opposed to making it a hierarchical tag along the lines of:

 

emergency=lifeguard

lifeguard=base/place/platform/tower

 

Also, water_rescue_station is probably identical to lifeguard_base

 

All the usual arguments for and against trying to change tags “by decree” apply…

 

From: Bryan Housel <bhousel at gmail.com> 
Sent: Monday, 11 June 2018 14:22
To: osm-tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: [Tagging] emergency=lifeguard

 

I was looking at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:emergency today.

 

We have too many tags for different kinds of lifeguards.  This is too confusing.

I don’t want to have to show all these choices to iD users.

 


tag

uses


 <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:emergency=lifeguard_base> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Aemergency%3Dlifeguard_base

202


 <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:emergency=lifeguard_place> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Aemergency%3Dlifeguard_place

39


 <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:emergency=lifeguard_platform> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Aemergency%3Dlifeguard_platform

24


 <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:emergency=lifeguard_tower> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Aemergency%3Dlifeguard_tower

424


 <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:emergency=water_rescue_station> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Aemergency%3Dwater_rescue_station

197

 

 

More details here:

https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/4918#issuecomment-374611561

 

 

Let’s just use one tag `emergency=lifeguard`

We can change this before the tags gain too much more traction (a few hundred uses is not very many)

 

If people really want to map whatever the lifeguard sits on, they can use a different tag for that.

`lifeguard_type=platform`  or `tower` or something.

 

 

Thanks, Bryan

 

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