[Tagging] emergency=fire_alarm_box

osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au
Mon Jun 11 14:50:14 UTC 2018

And many other places, yes… that’s why I was surprised to see that emergency=stop_button has only been used a single time worldwide and there don’t seem to be any other similar values in the emergency key.


From: Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> 
Sent: Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:26
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [Tagging] emergency=fire_alarm_box


Stop buttons are also found on escalators.

Phil (trigpoint) 

On 11 June 2018 15:16:59 BST, osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au <mailto:osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au>  wrote:

From: Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com> > 
Sent: Monday, 11 June 2018 17:34
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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 surprised that emergency=stop_button has only 2 uses and there don’t seem to be any other values to tag something of that nature.


On Wikipedia it’s documented at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kill_switch


A tag for this would certainly be useful e.g. for petrol stations to mark the location of the emergency stop button for the pumps…


Stop buttons are also used in workshops - to stop rotating machinery without getting near it, can save a life. 


Yes, that was my point.  Emergency stop buttons aka kill switches (Not-Aus in German) are something that should be of general interest to map, and the 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, some 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 maybe source) and man_made=fuel_pump nodes (role = empty or maybe target).

That general scheme could be applied to pretty much everything. If someone wants to go wild with indoor mapping and map light fixtures and switches, no problem. Call buttons for elevators, door bells, whatever.

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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