[Tagging] emergency=fire_alarm_box

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Mon Jun 11 05:36:03 UTC 2018

Just because something “can be found just about anywhere” isn’t really a valid argument for not mapping it.


If someone is doing detailed indoor mapping of building and wants to map emergency features, the location of fire alarms is certainly something I would consider to be worthwhile mapping.


Also, when someone is looking for a fire alarm, I don’t think it really matters if it’s fire alarm box nailed to a pole on the street or one of these small ones you find inside buildings. Either one will get the fire fighters informed and into roughly the right location.


From: Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com> 
Sent: Monday, 11 June 2018 15:22
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [Tagging] emergency=fire_alarm_box


The first thing fire alarm box brought to my mind was the common "Break glass" fire alarms http://www.az100years.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/photodune-781034-fire-alarm-s.jpg, which are found just about everywhere, so would be virtually unmappable?


Is there risk of confusion between the two?






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