[Tagging] emergency=lifeguard

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 06:00:38 UTC 2018

On 17 June 2018 at 21:34, Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If the consensus is to change it to emergency=lifeguard + lifeguard=*,
> then I think this needs to be changed in:
> 1. The wiki
> I don't think it's far to the people who put the effort in to do a great
> job on the wiki documentation and those who've been mapping to that
> accepted tagging per the wiki, to change (4) without us first/while doing
> 1,2,3.

Thanks Andrew

Did some looking at the various lifeguard pages earlier, then had a play
with Overpass Turbo to have a look at what's what, & it looks as if quite a
few of the existing "lifeguard" entries may not be correct?

Is everyone in agreement that "lifeguard" should relate to somebody located
at a beach / lake / river / pool etc to watch over swimmers & provide
assistance as required?

Similarly, a marked lifeguard facility (base / tower / platform) should be
a permanent structure, or, in the case of a lifeguard=place, be located in
the same position all the time?

When I had a quick scan through various entries, I found a few
lifeguard=bases marked as being at both fire (well away from water) &
mountain-rescue stations; towers shown as actually being located in the
water!; others are on the beach, but nothing is visible in various
satellite images, while some show a shape in one image, but other's,
possibly during the northern winter, show an empty deserted beach.

Also found a few listings in Russia, that show lifeguard=place located
beside a highway in a building that's also marked Doctor, & with a helipad
out the back, once again, nowhere near water?

Maybe the wiki's need to be modified (consolidated?) to emphasize that
"lifeguard" refers to rescue of swimmers in the water?


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