[Talk-us] evacuation_center=yes

Dale Kunce dale.kunce at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 01:50:39 UTC 2016

Almost all shelters have a primary other use. This might be something we
could work on with the Red Cross as they are required to manage the
evacuation/emergency shelters in the US.


On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 8:17 PM, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:

> Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> writes:
> > 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?
> I suspect that in the US, there are almost zero places where the primary
> purpose is as a shelter (what we call them in Mass.).   In my town, we
> have a school (that has a generator) designated as a shelter in the
> local emergency plan and it is activated/opened during extended power
> outages or other issues.
> There may be a difference between shelter (that you can go to if you
> want, to use the shower, have heat, charge your phone) and a place where
> you are told to go during mandatory evacuation orders, but I suspect
> it's the same thing.
> It does seem like evacuation_center=yes is a secondary key that can get
> added to describe an attribute, vs the object primarily being a
> shelter.  That seems sensible to me.
> Nits about spelling aside, it seems as good as any, assuming there is no
> real difference between evacuation_center and what we in the US call a
> (emergency type) shelter.
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Dale Kunce
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