[Tagging] emergency=lifeguard

Bryan Housel bhousel at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 11:56:28 UTC 2018

> On Jun 19, 2018, at 7:41 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2018-06-19 11:17 GMT+02:00 Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com <mailto:andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com>>:
> Martin, which part? The whole reason this discussion started is because Bryan wants to offer a way to tag a lifeguard facility iD without forcing users to choose the exact kind of lifeguard facility. At the moment with the current documentation on the wiki you need to choose what type, and can't say it's a generic.
> My suggestion for this case is to add lifeguard/s=yes as property to the guarded object or part of the object that is guarded / supervised, or maybe supervised:lifeguard=yes ?

You can do this too, I won’t complain.

> If Bryan wants to propose a new "neutral" lifeguard facility which does not bear any information in the first level about the kind of feature on the ground (in contrast to the system that has evolved through the comunity process), I suggest he sets up a proposal. There are currently only 6 uses of emergency=lifeguard

The lifeguard tags that have "evolved through the community process" are flawed and not really used much, so we’re changing them. 
(I will not be doing a proposal, but posting to tagging mailing list seems nicer than just changing things)

going forward:

`lifeguard=*`   (tbh I dont care what values go here, base, place, space, whatever)

> water_rescue_station vs. lifeguard_base
> there are 216 emergency=water_rescue_station which to me seems a pretty self explanatory tag to indicate a somehow permanent presence of lifeguards with some infrastructure. The wiki says it is in proximity to the water surface it is guarding. The other tag is emergency=lifeguard_base with 240 uses and defined as the "main building" where the administrative work gets done and equipment and vehicles are "stored". 

It’s fine for people to keep tagging these but I probably wouldn't add a preset for this in iD.

> as the lifeguard base is defined for storage and administration, it doesn't seem to fit with the expectations one would have from a potential new emergency=lifeguard. 

It could be `office=lifeguard` then.  Let’s get rid of them.

Thanks, Bryan

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