[Tagging] What values of 'emergency=' should be on the main Map features page?
gdt at lexort.com
Sun Jan 19 22:58:27 UTC 2020
Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> writes:
> That tag is probably emergency=suction_point - seems much better to
> tag that rather than identifying the whole pond.
Sounds basically reasonable to me. The page does not make it clear if
this is just a place you can put a hose in, or if the piping is
pre-installed. What I'm talking about is a red 3 or 4" pipe that runs
from under the middle to the edge with "FD Water Source #6" sign or some
such. Maybe that's what
emergency=fire_hydrant + fire_hydrant:type=suction_point - strange alternative tagging
is all about.
But I don't see getting that straightened out as a bar to what you want
> That's probably emergency=assembly_point -
That's exactly the kind of thing I meant. So no objections to your
>>> ) =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
>> There is a difference between a helipad and a place for an emergency.
>> Around me helipads are fenced and have lights, and landing there is
>> within normal practice.
>> There are also pre-planned sites for medical helicopters to land, and
>> these are definitely not helipads. They are merely places that are hard
>> enough surface and open enough (no poles or wires) that a Medflight or
>> police helicopter pilot can safely land and take off from. Almost
>> always some fire department equipement/people are sent to secure the
>> landing site and provide lighting / denote the center with headlights.
> Ok, that makes sense. I actually know of a number of these which I
> could map (I sometimes fly along with the local helicopter medevac
So sounds like you are not going to remove landing_site?
In addition to real helipads and merely planned places, I have also seen
a crazy-extra-wide turning circle at the end of a road to a ~mountain
hiking trail, with paint marks that are obviously about helicopters.
But I am 99% sure this is for medevac only -- I think they just expect to need
it more often given the trail steepness, and there wasn't anything
close, so they cleared and paved a 100' circle (and you can park around
the edge only, IIRC).
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