[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - emergency=fire_alarm_box

Stefano Maffulli smaffulli at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 01:12:42 UTC 2018

On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 5:33 PM Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>

> Do we also use this tag to tag the "In case of fire, break glass" alarms
> eg https://goo.gl/images/4qVSgc, that are found throughout public access
> buildings eg hospitals, high rise offices, hotels, universities etc?

IMO to add those to OSM would be overkill: people frequenting the buildings
will know where the alarms are, and those most often get triggered also
automatically anyway.

I think it's more worthwhile focusing on the alarms that are in the street,
actionable by passer-by, or the volunteers of various disaster response
teams. The use case is of a member of such disaster response team doing the
first inspections on the ground after a major event (say, earthquake) and
noticing fire. Their printed map should have the closest alarm marked.
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