I intend to start mapping the meeting points of French emergency services. Two tags exist to define these points:
emergency=access_point and highway=emergency_access_point.
I have a preference for the first one which, in my opinion, is not necessarily attached to a highway. It simply defines a precise geolocated point with an emergency number.
The second is, for me, an access site for help close to a communication route.
What is your opinion?
Thanks in advance,
Concerning Wiki emergency=access_point is a replacement for highway=emergency_access_point but mappers still seem to prefer the old tag.
I think both are describing exactly the same thing and one of them should be deprecated.
Are emergency access points meant or emergency=assembly_point? My province has finally enrolled in the regional program, mapped many in the adjacent one. They have each a name (of the location they are), and a unique EAP location reference. They’re maintained and operated by the civil defence service. You’ll also find direction signs to the EAP’s.
To my understanding:
- assembly_point : people come together here in case of some desaster
- access_point : In case of an emergency situation for a person the rescue service can pick you up here.
So, these are two different things.