[Tagging] Removing landuse=military from military=barracks

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 12:23:29 UTC 2021

sent from a phone

> On 14 Apr 2021, at 02:24, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since it has been redefined as "buildings where military personnel live and sleep", it should now only be used on individual, or a group of, buildings, almost invariably found inside a base area. With the current mandatory combination with landuse=military, it means that you have landuse=military + military=barracks nested inside an area of landuse=military + military=base, which is a bit awkward.

it get’s weirder when the name of the base(?) is then Foo Barracks, e.g. the US Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart:

These are not just "buildings where military personnel live and sleep" but include the headquarters of US Africom.

maybe “barracks” is also used for a kind of base in some cases?

Not sure about English, but in German usage the term “Kaserne” (barracks), while literally referring to the sleeping quarters, is used as a generic term for a military base “at home” or maybe at “friends”.

Cheers Martin 

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