[OSM-talk] Australian emergency telephones

Stefan Baebler stefan.baebler at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 07:35:34 BST 2007

Lachlan Rogers wrote:
> Along freeways in Australia (such as the Hume Highway), there are 
> regularly spaced emergency telephones.  I have uploaded a photo of such 
> a phone located along the M7 motorway in Sydney to
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Image:Emergency_phone_au.jpg
> On the Australian talk list it was agreed that it would be useful to 
> mark these phones in OSM.  They are numbered, and so providing this 
> information on a map could help someone locate their position along the 
> freeway.
> A possible method for tagging these telephones would be
> amenity=telephone
> class=emergency
and optionally a mentioned number

Although the number in the picture seems rather small, so you can't 
really read it while speeding along to be a useful navigation aid. Or 
can you?


> This would essentially make them a sub-case of public telephones.  We 
> could also create a new amenity value such as amenity=emergency_phone.
> Does anyone have any other suggestions?  Which option do people like the 
> best?
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