[Tagging] Heliport tagging

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 09:24:01 UTC 2015

2015-10-21 11:18 GMT+02:00 Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl>:

> How do we handle military Heliports?
>> If I change the main tag to aeroway=heliport, then the subtag of
>> aerodrome=military is broken, right?
>> Wouldn’t we need a heliport=* subtag to replicate this
>> (heliport=military) ??
> As far as I understand this problem, it's not yet properly resolved. On
> the aerodrome page type=* key is stroked, however type key page doesn't
> contain any discouraging notes on this, and both pages refer to aerodrome=*
> proposition (by Jgpacker). But when you read it, you'll find that this
> construction is not mentioned there:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Aerodrome#Tagging_a_military_aerodrome
> So currently we have type=military advised on the aeroway=aerodrome page
> and military=airfield/landuse=military on aerodrome=* proposition page.
> It would be good to make aerodrome=* proposition complete and voted to
> have more reliable tools for tagging airports. We could even add heliport=*
> there as a special kind of airport to make them coherent as one would
> expect.

I would not define an heliport as a subclass of an airport, but rather as a
subtype of an aerodrome.

IMHO, as the tag is "aerodrome" and not "airport", it would generally
include heliports (unlike the current definition in the wiki).
This way we would not have the above mentioned problems.

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