[Tagging] Security Gate Post/Cabin

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 00:04:12 UTC 2013

I like building=gatehouse for those buildings that typically sit beside an
access gate. There are numerous such buildings in Thailand where I do the
bulk of my mapping. It seems every big corporate campus has them as do all
gated_communities. To me, security_post implies soldiers rather than
employees who regulate the flow of traffic in and out of either of those
entities. Same with guard_house. But that's just me; I'm an American. We
also referred to these places as guard shacks too.

FWIW, a police_box in Thailand is a small, neighborhood police station.
Such "stations" are usually one building but in some cases involve several.
And each police_box has a name related to the district in which it resides.

I'm all for adding to the building=* tag rather than creating something
altogether new for this situation.


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 5:20 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com>wrote:

> > Am 08/dic/2013 um 19:36 schrieb Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk>:
> >
> > The English term would be a police box (police_box).
> thank you.
> My suggestion is to use building for the structure. Maybe we can add more
> tags later regarding the capabilities (e.g. "capacity"(?) for the amount of
> people that have a place in it (rather than the number of those who fit in
> it for a chat), or tags regarding the function ((traffic) surveillance
> and/or control)).
> cheers,
> Martin
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Dave Swarthout
Homer, Alaska
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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