[Tagging] What values of 'emergency=' should be on the main Map features page?

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Sat Jan 18 19:44:10 UTC 2020


On Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:18:10 +0900
Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Should we remove some of the rare values of "emergency=" which have
> got into Map Features?

> ) =fire_hose "A high-pressure hose used to carry water or other fire
> retardant (such as foam) to a fire to extinguish it." - 1115 uses
> - Uncertain: rather rare tag, though it does not seem to have any
> problems

Keep it.  Fixed hoses are quite common in large buildings.  However,
like most indoor features, they're not mapped very often.

> ) =landing_site "Preselected flat area for a helicopter to land in an
> emergency" 2543 uses
> - Uncertain: the tag aeroway=helipad is more common, and the
> distinction  is unclear

This is an emergency=landing_site: it's a section of parking lot that's
been surveyed as having sufficient clearance for a medivac helicopter
to land.
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.7487547,-117.5297687,75m/data=!3m1!1e3

This is an aeroway=helipad: it's a dedicated helicopter landing area,
designed and marked as such.
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6518063,-117.4240817,61m/data=!3m1!1e3

-- 
Mark



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