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[mkgmap-dev] highway=emergency_access_point

From Christian H. Bruhn brogo at arcor.de on Tue Aug 31 07:49:31 BST 2010

Ralf Kleineisel wrote:

> On 08/25/2010 10:10 PM, Marko Mäkelä wrote:

>> Side note: I found 3 highway=emergency_access_point in Finland. All 
>> should have been healthcare=polyclinic. Where is this tag used 
>> legitimately? Only in some natural areas, or also on highways for motor 
>> vehicles (especially long tunnels)?

> In Germany these emergency access points are used by police or ambulance
> vehicles to enter a motorway between official exits in case of an accident.

That is not the right definition. The emergency_access_pints are
places with signs like this [1]. These signs stand e.g. on tracks in the
forest. If you have an emergency you can tell the police or ambulance
the number of the sign and they will know your exact position in the
forest. [2]


[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Anfahrpunkt_HP_108.jpg
[2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Demergency_access_point

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