[Tagging] [OSM-talk] [tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (boundary=military)

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 11:33:10 BST 2009

2009/10/13 Gilles Corlobé <gilles at corlobe.tk>:
> Hello everybody,
> I propose to add a tag "boundary=military" : the problem is that, with the
> existing tags, it's almost impossible to mark correctly lots of data, like
> (non limitative list) forest, scholl, parking lot, …
> Rather than multiplying the "military=*" tag, I suggest to only mark the
> external limit of the military area.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Military_base

This does not sound completely strange, but still incorporates some
problems (all currently tagged landuse=military will get deprecated).
I don't see the big problem here, as you can
1. draw a landuse=military around the whole area (and probably
2. draw a landuse=forest around the actual forest
3. draw a landuse=school around the actual school (or building=school
for the school-building)
4. draw and tag the parking_lot where it is.

IMHO landuse=military is already what you want to express with
boundary=military. The boundary-object can be tagged as
barrier=fence/wall/whatever with entrances, gates, videosurveillance


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