[Tagging] emergency=fire_alarm_box

osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au
Mon Jun 11 15:15:36 UTC 2018

Well, I’ve often seen their location marked on emergency plans. I agree that they aren’t something that should normally be rendered at most of the usual zoom levels used for OSM, but once you get into detailed indoor mapping, I think they are something that’s worthwhile mapping.


From: Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> 
Sent: Tuesday, 12 June 2018 01:00
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [Tagging] emergency=fire_alarm_box


On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 3:50 PM, <osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au <mailto:osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au> > wrote:

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.


The thing about emergency stop buttons is that they tend to be highly visible, in obvious locations, and there are

often big signs. You shouldn't need a map to help you find one because they're for rapid use in an emergency.

Maybe for petrol stations it's a good idea, if there's only one such button for all the pumps.  But even then you're

not going to look at a map to find it, you'll look for the sign.

So I'm not surprised they haven't been mapped very often.



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