[Tagging] emergency=lifeguard

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 22:45:43 UTC 2018


On 18 June 2018 at 21:15, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>  "lifeguard=place" is currently not used at all, and I do not believe it
> is a good tag. "place" is so generic, it doesn't allow for any deduction of
> meaning more than "thing" or "feature", and it is used for toponyms as a
> key in OSM.
>

There's currently 41 (or maybe 76?) of them in use


> On beaches I would distinguish lifeguards that operate out of a structure
> like a tower, a cabin, office or a similar building, from those who only
> sit in a chair below an umbrella or a temporary roof, or maybe not even.
>

That's the concern I have with "place" - our lifesavers operate out of a
surf club, a permanent building behind the beach (lifeguard=base). Each
morning, they will decide the safest part of the beach, so will set up 200
m's right of the club this morning, but tomorrow they may be 100 m's left -
that shouldn't be a lifeguard=place


> Shall it be a feature and a property (feature would indicate the position,
> as property you could add something like lifeguard=yes to a beach or
> swimming pool (likely implied).
>

That's a good idea!
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