[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Hazards

Brian M. Sperlongano zelonewolf at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 17:16:48 UTC 2020

It looks like you're referring to this area:

It seems that this giant border-area polygon was removed recently as it's
only rendered at lower zoom levels.

If the precedent is that military conflict areas are mapped with
landuse=military and possibly also military=danger_area, then it doesn't
sound like there is a need for an additional hazard tag, unless we think
that the type of danger_area needs to be further described by the addition
of a hazard tag.  There does not seem to be any existing usages of the
hazard key that I can find for an active military conflict zone, other than

On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 8:28 AM Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 27/11/2020 04:25, Brian M. Sperlongano wrote:
> Assuming that the boundary of that area is reasonably permanent, my first
> reaction is that this could be described by military=danger_area.  However,
> that tag requires landuse=military as the primary tag, which probably isn't
> correct here.
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 10:59 PM Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Not wanting to create a bunfight, but just reading the news, & wondering
>> if this sort of thing should be tagged as a hazardous area?
>> https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-27/ethiopia-to-launch-final-phase-of-offensive-in-tigray-region/12926606
> Yes, there are precedents for having that sort of thing in OSM as military
> areas of some sort - have a look at how the frontline in the recent
> Azerbaijan / Armenia conflict was mapped over the last few months.
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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