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[mkgmap-dev] emergency_access_point

From Gerd Petermann gpetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com on Sun Aug 1 12:05:31 BST 2021

Hi Bernhard,

no idea if there is a good POI type for this. I see no good use case for this when you have a Garmin device with you which tells you your position. Why would you want to know where the next emergency_access_point is?


Von: mkgmap-dev <mkgmap-dev-bounces at lists.mkgmap.org.uk> im Auftrag von Bernhard Hiller <bhil at gmx.de>
Gesendet: Sonntag, 1. August 2021 12:35
An: mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk
Betreff: [mkgmap-dev] emergency_access_point

Hi all,

"highway=emergency_access_point" (see
) seems not to be included in our style: only in case of a line (instead
of a point), there's an instruction: delete the highway tag.

But it is a useful feature. In case of an emergency, you'll be asked:
"where are you?" and then ... describing the place to the emergency
service can be complicated: "on a cycle way next to the Rhine river a
couple of kilometers south of the town of ..." is not exact enough.
Unfortunatly, no emergency access point sign was directly at that place.
Finding the name of a road leading to the place helped.

So I think it could be helpful to know the reference number of emergency
access points nearby.
What could be a good Garmin id, so that it is searchable?

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