[Talk-us] evacuation_center=yes

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 16:20:52 UTC 2016

Hi Clifford,

A google search for something like "list of us evacuation centers" seems 
to indicate most of them are on a state by state basis.

Typically schools, and older "fallout shelters" are designated 
evacuation centers in my experience.

I don't know the official policy on UK v. US spelling, I assume a US 
person set up the Philippines mapping conventions based on the spelling 

Whenever I am extracting data, I always use both spellings for things 
where I know there are two because there are usually both spellings used 
no matter what.


On 2/4/2016 4:53 PM, Clifford Snow wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:41 AM, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com
> <mailto:bgirardot at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     What tags are we using in the US for disaster evacuation centers for
>     like hurricanes and things?
>     http://taginfo.osm.org/keys/evacuation_center#map
>     Shows none in the US but I know we have a lot.
>     I am looking for the right tag to use but am just so shocked we
>     don't use that tag in the US, is there another one I should be
>     looking at?
> Blake,
> I'm on the west coast. We have evacuation routes for tsunamis but I've
> never seen any evacuation centers. The tag appears to be from the
> Phillipines [1] where most of the nodes are clustered.
> Slightly of topic, shouldn't the correct tag be evacuation_centre? There
> is a small number of evacuation_centre in taginfo.
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Philippines/Mapping_conventions
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