The tag emergency=ses_station is only used in one country, so it would
be better to pick a name that will make sense internationally.

>  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.

Don't they sometimes use helicopters too?

> emergency=rescue_station, broken down into what type of rescue that station 
> carries out.

That seems sensible, but it needs to be clearly defined what qualifies
as one of these places.

Is a "Search and Rescue" center one of these?

What about a place that dispatches ambulances?

The wiki page for emergency=water_rescue_station suggests that
emergency=lifeguard_base should be used instead, so that needs to be
cleared up.


- Joseph Eisenberg

On 1/19/20, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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