Tag:amenity=life_ring

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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = life_ring
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Description
Using this tag is discouraged, use emergency=life_ring instead. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Amenities
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: deprecated

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This feature has been labeled as deprecated. The recommended replacement is: emergency=life_ring.
The reason is documented in Deprecated features. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.
Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the Automated Edits code of conduct. Any such change will be reverted.

This is emergency equipment that is publicly available for use to save people's lives. Sometimes they have a reference number so that it can be used for giving the emergency services a specific location.

How to map

Add a node at the location of the life ring. If there is a reference number, please add it with the ref=* tag.

Note: emergency=life_ring is also used, and since this feature fits naturally in the "emergency" category rather than the more general "amenity" category, you might prefer to use emergency=life_ring rather than this.

Also, emergency=life_ring is significantly more popular.

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