As others have said, emergency=landing_sites are different to helipads, as per the ongoing discussion re airstrip / airfield / aerodrome. In Australia, we have just finished mapping ~700 of then throughout New South Wales in connection with the current bushfires (which I'm sure you've all heard about :-(), & are looking at doing the same for other states, to show spots that choppers can land if needed.
With regard to =mountain_rescue. As was mentioned earlier, there may only be a few of them mapped, but in those areas they are vital! I know there also used to be a listing for emergency=ses_station for the Australian State Emergency Service bases, but that appears to have been removed at some stage? On the discussion page for it https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Tag:emergency%3Dses_station, it was thought that the name was too country specific, & the suggestion was made to possibly rename these to =land_rescue_station, similar to the existing =water_rescue_station " There is an existing tag for emergency <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:emergency>=water_rescue_station <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:emergency%3Dwater_rescue_station> and given the diverse nature of at least the Australian SES, I'd suggest a renaming to emergency <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:emergency>= land_rescue_station <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:emergency%3Dland_rescue_station&action=edit&redlink=1> as it would be easy to verify on the ground. It would also resolve confusion in mapping marine SES units to the water_rescue_station rather than SES_station which spans both. So the land_rescue here means a rescue service where the main mode of transport of the responders involved is a motor vehicle, bicycle or on foot. Alex Sims <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Alex_Sims> (talk <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User_talk:Alex_Sims>) 04:46, 20 May 2019 (UTC)" There would seem to be possible grounds for a new tag of emergency=rescue_station, broken down into what type of rescue that station carries out: eg type (that word that everybody loves!) / field / area / rescue=water (swimmers) / land / mountain / marine (boats) / etc emergency=rescue_station + rescue=marine + operator=Marine Rescue Queensland + name=Marine Rescue Currumbin https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/-28.12854/153.48487 Lifeguards could then come under the same classification using water rescue emergency=rescue_station + rescue=water + operator=Surf Life Saving Queensland + name=Palm Beach SLSC emergency=rescue_station + rescue=water + operator=Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Service + name=Lifeguard Tower 14 https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/-28.11867/153.47239 Thoughts? Thanks Graeme
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