Talk:Tag:emergency=landing site

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Verifiability

By whom would the site be preselected? Should there be anything visible on the ground? If not, how is this a verifiable feature that can be added in OpenStreetMap? —M!dgard [ talk ] 21:40, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Such sites would be selected by those creating response plans for emergency events. The selection would be verifyable, besides possible signposting, e.g. in public response plans and/or in governmental open data. --Polarbear w (talk) 10:01, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
M!dgard is right to raise concerns about this tag. I think it should only be used when there is an obvious open, flat place, and ideally there should be some sort of marking or signage or at least local knowledge that helicopters sometimes land at this location. For example, here in Indonesia I might use this tag for the spots that are frequently used for medevac helicopter flights at certain villages: you can ask the locals "where does the helicopter land" and they will point you to a flat patch of grass or dirt with no obstructions. In the USA I would use it if there is some marking or signage. But I would be skeptical about using this tag to import a long list of potential helicopter landing spots if they are unmarked and have never or rarely been used, since in that case there would be no way to verify the data when surveying the location. --Jeisenbe (talk) 06:42, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
Good insights, this sounds reasonable. —M!dgard [ talk ] 10:42, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Example image

I've uploaded Emergency_rendezvuous_point.webp as an example image, but I am not sure if it should replace the current image or be added as a second image.

I'd add it as second image. Note that in addition to landing_site this is also an emergency=access_point. --—M!dgard [ talk ] 10:39, 26 October 2020 (UTC)