[Tagging] emergency=ambulance_station vs amenity=fire_station

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sun Nov 10 13:21:49 UTC 2019


On Sun, 2019-11-10 at 14:14 +0100, Jan Michel wrote:
> On 10.11.19 13:51, Dave F via Tagging wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > Simple question (which I presume has been previously discussed) :
> > 
> > Why the different key tags to describe what are essentially
> > synonymous 
> > entities?
> 
> One of them takes care to put out fires, the other transports you to 
> hospital. There are regions where the two are mostly combined, but
> in 
> other places these are completly separate organizations.
> 
> E.g. in Germany they are mostly combined in the larger cities, but 
> usually separated in smaller towns. That's related to having 
> professional fire fighters and stations that are always manned
> compared 
> to volunteers who have to gather first.
> 
In the UK there area many more Fire Stations, so likely mapped much
earlier before the emergency tag happened.

Phil (trigpoint)




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