[Tagging] Proposal - RFC - Lifeguard

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Mar 1 23:52:31 UTC 2021

Mar 1, 2021, 23:39 by graemefitz1 at gmail.com:

> On Tue, 2 Mar 2021 at 03:05, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <> tagging at openstreetmap.org> > wrote:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Lifeguard#Rationale
>> is not explaining what is the point of deprecating multiple tags
>> and switching to a new tagging.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/Lifeguard#Reasons_for_Deprecating_Tags
"All of these tags currently either have a status of "in use" or "unspecified","

this is not a good reason to deprecate tag.

"none of them were originally apparently ever discussed"

this is often causing various issues but is not a good reason to deprecate tag

"(...) proposed or voted on"

definitely not a valid reason to deprecate tags

"they all have only relatively low usage"

proposed new tags have even lower usage

"most of them have only minimal definitions"

is there anything wrong or problematic with them
that is not fixable by documenting how this tags are used?

"they are all really only multiple ways of describing the same feature"

emergency=water_rescue_station and
emergency=lifeguard_tower serve similar purpose but are not
the same feature.

BTW, it is unclear to me what you propose as replacement for

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