[Tagging] Draft: emergency=disaster_response

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Tue Dec 29 20:15:04 UTC 2020


https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/emergency%3Ddisaster_response

Despite some previous discussions, 2017 here on the list, or on various wiki pages, there is still 
no worldwide consistent tagging for providers of disaster response services.

I am preparing a proposal that recommends the use of "emergency=disaster_response" to provide
a way to Migrate from tags that:

- work in one nation only, like (emergency=ses_station (189x) from Australia
- do not use the emergency key, like amenity=emergency_service (805x) + emergency_service=technical 
(822x), predominantly used in Germany for THW, and a dozen mis-tagged hospitals around the word.

Such services or the governmental and non-governmental organisations that provides them, come with 
different names in different countries.

Potential examples to be included:

Australia: State Emergency Service
Germany: Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (BKK) and Technisches Hilfswerk (THW)
Austria: Oberösterreichischer Zivilschutzverband
Brazil: Civil defense in Brazil
Greece: Oberösterreichischer Zivilschutzverband (Civil Protection)
Ukraine: Державна служба України з надзвичайних ситуацій (State Emergency Service)
Mexico: Civil Protection / Protección Civil
Czechia: Civilní obrana


While the proposed tag is meant for the stations that provide the technical equipment and
accommodates the helpers on stand-by,
"office=disaster_response" could be used in addition for administrative/planning/management offices 
that do not have the equipment there.

Could you please contribute by naming the services in your nations, check which fit the description
and which do not, and your general opinion about the tag.

tom





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