From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Public-images-osm logo.svg emergency = life_ring
Da life ring.jpg
A floating ring to throw out to someone who is struggling in water. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Emergency
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: in use

An emergency flotation device that is thrown to a person in need, usually attached by rope so the device can be pulled back. Often found beside more popular water courses, reservoirs, beaches, lakes etc.

See Lifebuoy on Wikipedia

How to map

Place a node at the storage place of the 'life ring'.

Additional tags may be useful; any reference identifier can be added using the tag ref=* as can the operator using the tag operator=* who can be contacted if there is any vandalism of the 'life ring'.

Additional information

Use the following keys to add details to the clock (also see the value lists in the sections below).

  • support=* How is the ring supported/anchored?
  • operator=* Who owns and maintains the ring
  • colour=* What colour is the ring


  • support=pole The ring is mounted on a pole.
  • support=pillar The ring is mounted on a pillar or column.
  • support=wall_mounted The ring is mounted to a wall.
  • support=fence The ring is mounted to a fence.


No known rendering.



Life ring images