[Tagging] emergency=fire_alarm_box

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Jun 11 14:26:09 UTC 2018

Stop buttons are also found on escalators.

Phil (trigpoint) 

On 11 June 2018 15:16:59 BST, osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au wrote:
>From: Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> 
>Sent: Monday, 11 June 2018 17:34
>To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [Tagging] emergency=fire_alarm_box
>On 11/06/18 15:29, osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au
><mailto:osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au>  wrote:
>On a remotely related note, while looking through taginfo, I was
>that emergency=stop_button has only 2 uses and there don't seem to be
>other values to tag something of that nature.
>On Wikipedia it's documented at
>A tag for this would certainly be useful e.g. for petrol stations to
>the location of the emergency stop button for the pumps.
>Stop buttons are also used in workshops - to stop rotating machinery
>getting near it, can save a life. 
>Yes, that was my point.  Emergency stop buttons aka kill switches
>in German) are something that should be of general interest to map, and
>ones for the pumps at a petrol station is just one possible example.
>In addition to just tagging the position of the emergency=stop_button,
>scheme to define what exactly is affected by it might be useful.
>e.g. something like a type=effect relation, with effect=stop (or
>emergency_stop) and the emergency=stop_button node (role = effecter or
>source) and man_made=fuel_pump nodes (role = empty or maybe target).
>That general scheme could be applied to pretty much everything. If
>wants to go wild with indoor mapping and map light fixtures and
>switches, no
>problem. Call buttons for elevators, door bells, whatever.

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