Over the last few days there has been significant national press attention to a project to create a map of the locations of public defibrillators. The project is a collaboration between the British Heart Foundation , Microsoft and the NHS. One of the pilot areas will be the West Midlands Ambulance Service.
OpenStreetMap already has a large database of the locations of these devices, and in fact devoted one of our UK Quarterly Projects to the theme. Of course there is a map to visualise the data. There is also a useful set of tools and information to help mappers
Taginfo returns a total of 1765 defibrillators mapped in the UK in OpenStreetMap
We sincerely hope the the project speeds its delivery by building on our data and using OpenStreetMap’s crowdsourcing network of volunteer mappers.