[Tagging] emergency=lifeguard

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 07:25:02 UTC 2018

On 11/06/18 15:39, osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au wrote:

> *From:*Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, 11 June 2018 15:31
> *To:* Tag discussion, strategy and related tools 
> <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [Tagging] emergency=lifeguard
> > Also, water_rescue_station is probably identical to lifeguard_base
> Agree based on the description given at 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:emergency%3Dwater_rescue_station 
> it sounds like lifeguard_base.
> Just based on the tag name I thought it meant something like 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_guard. The wikipedia page seems to 
> indicate coast_guard is a common term internationally (even though 
> many of the agencies worldwide aren't known as the "Coast Guard", it 
> seems like it's common enough for emergency=coast_guard.
> That was my first thought too, but then I looked at the description on 
> the wiki and it very much sounds like a life guard base and not a 
> coast guard station.
> I wonder if any of the current water_rescue_station's are really coast 
> guards?
> That’s certainly possible. If the decision is made to merge these 
> keys, they will probably all need to be manually checked.

Err not in the uk ... coast guard is not military.




In Australia that are volunteers that do marine rescue e.g.


None of these fit in to the beach lifeguard situation.

I have no idea what the though was behind the OSM water rescue station . 
I think that is just confusing.

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