[Talk-GB] defibrillators - was: phone boxes used for other purposes
boothym at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 18:34:30 UTC 2016
Wow, poor excuse from the leisure centre - they should deal with the
actual problem and not a hypothetical one!
I've added one in my town's High Street, but unfortunately it doesn't
show up on the standard map layer. It would be good if there was an
"emergency" layer, which listed all the emergency tags and other
important POIs. The humanitarian layer has police, fire, medical, ATMs,
taxis, etc. - would make sense to add defibrillators to that list as
well. How do we go about getting a defibrillator icon on the map?
On 21/04/2016 16:51, Ed Loach wrote:
> I spent some time not that long ago trying to survey all the ones in
> Tendring using the list available at
> as a starting point of where to look.
> I’ve fed back to them some spelling mistakes that are on their list
> (they’ve not corrected them yet), and mentioned one that they aren’t
> aware of (I need to get Morrisons at Waterglade in Clacton to let them
> know officially before they can add it). There are also a couple on
> their list that I can’t find. Possibly inside the swimming pool and
> office that are mentioned, but not externally accessible outside
> opening hours when I surveyed, so they aren’t in OSM yet. I might try
> and get back during opening hours at some point, but this suggests we
> might need opening hours tags (or maybe access tags if they are only
> for customers, for example) for those not always accessible.
> I used Overpass to view them
> The reason I mapped them was because our CAMRA branch decided to apply
> for some available funding to purchase some for local village pubs,
> getting the funding for all three that we applied for. One of the
> conditions was that there weren’t any near where we were applying to
> add another. So I needed to know where the existing ones were, and the
> overpass map seemed perfect for that. One of the pubs that was
> originally suggested already had one on the outside. Anyway, the three
> have been delivered to the pubs, and the one I know has been attached
> to the pub I mapped yesterday. One of the other two is (or will be) at
> the pub around the corner from another new one I need to survey
> as it appears the different funding sources don’t co-ordinate (or the
> Firs decided to get their own). The final one is (or will be) at the
> Plough in Great Bentley.
> This story is another reason why we might want to consider access tags:
> *From:*Brian Prangle [mailto:bprangle at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* 21 April 2016 09:57
> *To:* Paul Berry
> *Cc:* Talk GB
> *Subject:* Re: [Talk-GB] phone boxes used for other purposes
> Well as we have a healthcare QP running which seems not to have
> generated a community focuslike we did with schools and there's some
> interest in defibs - why not get cracking on this for the rest of the QP?
> On 19 April 2016 at 12:21, Paul Berry <pmberry2007 at gmail.com
> <mailto:pmberry2007 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On the subject of defibrillators, they could make a useful GB mapping
> project. They need surveying, but it is something that both urban and
> rural mappers could get out and find on the lighter evenings.
> I quite agree. I've just mapped two near me (one in an old phone box,
> one affixed to the wall of a shop).
> I suspect there are far more out there than would be apparent from the
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