[Tagging] Proposal - RFC - Lifeguard

Marc_marc marc_marc at mailo.com
Sun Mar 7 10:51:33 UTC 2021

Le 06.03.21 à 02:48, Graeme Fitzpatrick a écrit :
> On Fri, 5 Mar 2021 at 17:28, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging
> <tagging at openstreetmap.org <mailto:tagging at openstreetmap.org>> wrote:
>     In such case it still fails to explain in
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Lifeguard#Rationale
>     <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Lifeguard#Rationale>
> Further details now copied & added.

Thanks but :
the first 1/3 of the section "Rationale" does not concern
the "Rationale" but more like "def and context".
the last 1/3 of the section simply repeats the proposal.

I would rather see a "rational" section with only :
- X primary tags exist right now and all describe the same service,
it is therefore more coherent to group them under the same main tag
and fill in the details in a subkey.
- the proposal also allows to describbe structures having this service
but at a non-fixed location, which is not possible with the existing tags.
- the proposal goes out of the emergency key what concerns the
operational to keep only what concerns the emergency

Besides it would be nice to match the new tags in the list of deprecated
tags. old tag A -> new tag B+C
for example emergency=water_rescue_station becomes office=lifeguard.

and for emergency=lifeguard_base ? it is not a place where you can
access a rescue service, it's more a kind of landuse necessary for the
rescue tower/platteformm to work.
If my understanding is correct, it is quite inconsistent that it becomes
"emergency=lifeguard where a lifeguard will be while on duty", isn't it
rather an organizational area ?

On the other hand, since the value =yes is by convention the indefinite
value that groups together all the others, it would be nice to have a
precise value for mobile structures, which would allow us to precisely
replace emergency=lifeguard_platform instead of leaving them in =yes,
which prevents us from making a query about the objects we would like to


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