[Tagging] How to tag earth walls in a shooting ramge

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 06:17:21 UTC 2019

The tag barrier=wall should only be used for barriers which are
vertical walls on both sides.

When you have a wall with higher ground on one side, level with the
top of the wall, that's a retaining wall: barrier=retaining_wall

It looks like the original question is about man-made earth slopes,
however, and these are usually tagged man_made=embankment, with the
line at the top of the slope as previously mentioned.

In another thread we have been discussing an additional tag that could
be added for the area of the embankment, perhaps
man_made=embankment_area or similar, but this would be in addition to
mapping the top of the embankment as a line.

(BTW, the whole area of Gualtieri Shooting Club should probably be
leisure=sports_centre rather than leisure=pitch)

Joseph eisenberg

On 11/20/19, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was wondering about barrier=wall, even though it's possibly not a
> constructed wall as such?
> When I was just looking at barriers, I spotted
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Key:barrier#Bund_barriers_used_in_spate_irrigation,
> used  22 times, but undocumented.
> While this, & wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunding mainly refer to
> walls to retain water, they do also mention
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunding#Anti-noise_bunds
> Bunds are also commonly used around explosive or ammunition storage sites &
> one definition is: " “bund” means an embankment of earth or a wall
> constructed of brick, stone, concrete or other approved material to form
> the perimeter or part of the perimeter of a compound;"
> That would probably work for you?
> & an interesting Pistol Club you've got there, sitting in the middle of
> fields / farmland!
> Thanks
> Graeme
> On Wed, 20 Nov 2019 at 07:11, Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Shooting ranges often have earth walls to separate the individual
>> shooting
>> "booths".
>> I see three alternative tagging approaches, but none is satisfactory
>> 1) man_made=dyke (but the wiki says this is only for water)
>> 2) trace the flat top of the earth mounds with a man_made=embankment
>> closed way - drawback it only traces the top rim, but not the footprint.
>> 3) barrier=retaining_wall - this is frequently used on the shooting
>> ranges
>> in Swìtzerland, behind the targets. But these are in fact earth walls on
>> one side and retaining walls on the other.
>> This is the object that triggers my question:
>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/305768541
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