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

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 11:56:46 BST 2009

2009/10/13 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:
> 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
> military=barracks)
> 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
> etc.

What about using a relation to add secondary land uses?

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