[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - emergency=fire_alarm_box

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 01:35:16 UTC 2018

On 04/11/18 12:12, Stefano Maffulli wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 5:33 PM Graeme Fitzpatrick 
> <graemefitz1 at gmail.com <mailto:graemefitz1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     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.

Usually these things are signed on the ground so that you don't need a 
map to find them...
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