|Status:||Proposed (under way)|
|Applies to:||node, area|
|Definition:||where a lifeguard will be while on duty.|
|Rendered as:||possibly either a red and yellow flag, or a life-ring?|
Incidentally, this tag is currently the default preset in iD for "lifeguard".
Also approve sub-tags to further describe where a lifeguard may be found:
lifeguard=rescue_station: a building which lifeguards operate from, and where equipment, vehicles etc are often stored
(This could also be simply lifeguard=base)
lifeguard=tower: an elevated tower used by lifeguards to watch and supervise swimmers
lifeguard=yes: for a water recreation feature with a lifeguard on duty, who may not be in a fixed location
office=lifeguard: a lifeguard administration office / building only
Tags to be Deprecated
As part of this proposal, the following tags should all be deprecated & their existing usage all be merged under this tag:
They may also, particularly on inland waterways, sometimes be involved in the rescue of sailors from small vessels in distress.
Lifeguards may be either paid professionals, or volunteers only. This tag does not discriminate between them.
This tag is to indicate the permanent, or semi-permanent (e.g. structure is removed over winter, but is replaced in the same position the following summer), locations that lifeguards will be found while on duty.
How to Map
Tags used in combination
- name=* - e.g. North Burleigh Beach
- alt_name=* - e.g. Lifeguard Tower 20
- operator=* - e.g. Gold Coast City Lifeguard Service
- opening_hours=* - These opening hours should reflect the actual times that a lifeguard may be found on duty, either daily e.g. Mo-Su 08:00-17:00, or the time of year that they are there e.g. Oct-Apr Sa-Su 06:00-17:00
Additionally, you could also tag the applicable URL where the current opening hours can be looked up with opening_hours:url=http://example.org/.
For lifeguard=yes, if their duty hours are different to the posted opening hours of the facility they are at, add opening_hours:lifeguard=*
A lifeguard rescue station
Tag area of building as: emergency=lifeguard + lifeguard=rescue_station
A lifeguard tower
Tag as node: emergency=lifeguard
Possibly include lifeguard=tower
Mobile lifeguards on patrol
Add tag lifeguard=yes to existing feature
An appropriate possible rendering scheme for this tag could be a red and yellow flag, which I believe is an international symbol for lifeguards. Alternatively, the proposed rendering for emergency=life_ring could also be used here.
Proposed deprecated tags
The following tags should all be deprecated and their existing usage all be merged under this tag
||To be deprecated|
Please comment on the discussion page.