[talk-au] Emergency Markers

Evan Sebire evan at sebire.org
Mon Jan 31 23:45:22 GMT 2011

There are a few around here that don't have vehicle access (helicopter / foot 
only).  It's just unfortunate that it was directly translated from German and 
a native English speaker did not come up with the tag.  I did a search but 
didn't come up with anything, that why I posed the question to the list.


On Tuesday 01 Feb 2011 10:37:15 Luke Woolley wrote:
> Thats true, it did strike me as odd how it's in the highway category but I
> guess it's because most locations where these markers would be would have
> some kind of vehicle access. Doesn't make sense putting emergency markers
> in places where emergency vehicles can't get access.
> On 01/02/2011, at 10:33 AM, John Smith wrote:
> > On 31 January 2011 23:10, Luke Woolley <lswoolley at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> There is already a tag set up for that purpose:
> >> highway=emergency_access_point
> >> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Demergency_access_point
> > 
> > The only problem I have with using highway=* for this is not all
> > signed points are on highways.

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