[OSM-talk] Australian emergency telephones

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 09:34:56 BST 2007


On 8/1/07, Lachlan Rogers <lachlan at rogers.name> 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

I would recommend avoiding the "class" tag, since it has a complicated
history and is used to mean a variety of things in different
circumstances. How about

amenity=telephone
telephone=emergency

instead? That way you know that "emergency" relates to "telephone" for
that node.

Cheers,
Andy




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