[Tagging] emergency=no on hospitals is ambiguous

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Sun Nov 3 08:12:28 UTC 2019


the confusion is that emergency may refer to rooms, but usually in
OpenStreetMap it refers to access for emergency vehicles.

On Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 8:58 AM Andrew Errington <erringtona at gmail.com>
wrote:

> We have a local hospital. It is tiny and has no emergency room.
>
> Andrew
>
> On 03/11/2019, Francesco Ansanelli <francians at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello list,
> >
> > I don't know is anybody wrote about this before, but I have noticed that
> > the emergency tag changes meaning on hospitals and the result is weird:
> > emergency tag indicate whether an emergency vehicle has access to the
> > way/point, but on hospitals his value is about emergency rooms.
> > I cannot imagine an hospital that disallowed access to emergency
> vehicles,
> > but the editors by example forgot about this and indicate so...
> > To avoid any ambiguity a rename could clarify the situation:
> > emergency -> emergency_room
> > On every hospital and we can assume emergency=yes on them (it's hard to
> me
> > to imagine a place that is emergency=no btw).
> > What do you think?
> > Cheers,
> > Francesco
> >
>
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