[Tagging] emergency=ambulance_station vs amenity=fire_station

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Tue Nov 12 10:47:17 UTC 2019

We are (almost) all volunteers, Joseph. It's irritating that this claim 
is repeatedly rolled out as an excuse.

I'm increasingly disappointed my *voluntary* contributions to the OSM 
database are are not being fairly or accurately being represented by 
OSM-Carto due to errors in the programming. It's ridiculous these errors 
(many of the 400 open issues) can't be fixed "for many years".

Is OSM-Carto fit to be promoted as OSM's flagship, de-facto rendering?

Please get back to me when OSM-Carto has a valid reason for not 
rendering disused bridges.


On 11/11/2019 14:44, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
> DaveF, reloading the database could be done more often, but it does
> take time and server resources, and everyone is a volunteer. People
> can help by donating money to the OSMF to help run the servers, or
> donating time to help improve the openstreetmap.org website
> infrastructure.
> At Openstreetmap-carto there are over 400 open issues
> (https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues), and a
> particular request is more likely to happen if a contributor
> volunteers to do the work. In this case the first step would be to
> decide which tags under `emergency=` should be treated as polygons
> when mapped as closed ways, and then submitting a PR (pull request) to
> add these for the next database reload, which might happen soon, if
> enough people are interested in making it happen.
> - Joseph Eisenberg
> On 11/11/19, Dave F via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
>> On 11/11/2019 02:20, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
>>> If this is about Openstreetmap-carto, there is now an open issue:
>>> https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/3968 - note
>>> that rendering area features in the "emergency=" key, like this, would
>>> require reloading the database on the openstreetmap.org servers.
>> it wasn't about rendering really, it was just the illogical use of keys
>> making it more awkward for all database users.
>> I gave up on referring to anything relating to OSM-carto issues for
>> precisely the reason you highlight - to render
>> emergency=ambulance_station It requires a database reload which is only
>> performed "*every few years*". #Ridiculous
>> DaveF
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