Project of the week/2010/Dec 08
The project OpenFireMap highlights the fire stations and hydrants.
How often do we walk past the fire station without giving it a second thought? Once in a while we might hear the sirens of the engines as they roll on a call. And we all pull over to let emergency vehicles pass.
The Project of the Week is to map your local fire station.
Fire stations can be mapped as a node or an area.
The only required tags for a fire station are
Add the station building, platform and rails if they aren't already present. In some stations it might also be practical to add a way or polygon for the railway platform.
- name=* include the name or station number of the the fire station.
- operator=* include the fire department or municipal operator.
Add addressing information for the fire station as well.
Are related amenities around the fire station? Does the station also serve as a drop-off location for a local food bank or other social agency?
Is the fire station co-located with a police station, ambulance or paramedic station? Add those as well!
This graph shows that mappers added fire station polygons faster than usual during the week 49 Project of the Week.