Proposed features/Lifeboat

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This proposal is for a set of tags to describe lifeboat stations and their lifeboats.

Lifeboat stations

Lifeboat stations should be tagged with amenity=lifeboat_station. The following tags can be used to describe the lifeboat station:

Key Value Element Comment Example Icon
name * Node Name of the lifeboat station  
operator * Node Who operates the lifeboat station? e.g. "RNLI" for the UK's Royal National Lifeboat Institution  
website * Node Website with information about this station.  

Lifeboats

For lifeboats which are housed inside the lifeboat station, the below tags should be applied to the node representing the lifeboat station itself. If the boat is permanently afloat, tag it with amenity=lifeboat and apply the tags to that node:

Key Value Element Comment Example Icon
name * Node Name of the lifeboat (only when tagging amenity=lifeboat nodes - use lifeboat:name when the lifeboat is housed in the station)  
lifeboat:name * Node Name of the lifeboat (only when tagging amenity=lifeboat_station nodes)  
lifeboat
  • inshore
  • offshore
Node The type of lifeboat.  
lifeboat:class
  • RNLI Tamar
  • RNLI Severn
  • RNLI Trent
  • RNLI Tyne
  • RNLI Mersey
  • RNLI Arun
  • RNLI B Class
  • RNLI D Class
  • RNLI E Class
  • RNLI IB1 Class
  • RNLI FSB2 Class

etc.

Node The official class of lifeboat.  
operator * Node Who operates the lifeboat? e.g. "RNLI" for the UK's Royal National Lifeboat Institution  
website * Node Website with information about this lifeboat.  

Discussion

We should probably have a relation to link lifeboats to their stations.