[OSM-talk] military map features?!? some clarifications please ; -)

Ulf Lamping ulf.lamping at web.de
Mon Jul 9 00:46:48 BST 2007


Corey Burger schrieb:
> On 7/8/07, Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping at web.de> wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>> The military topic of
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Map_Features#Military is
>> completely uncommented, and I have a hard time to understand the tags.
>>
>>
>> What comes to my mind:
>>
>> airfield: could this be a complete airport, or is this only smaller
>> (often only a grass) place where planes start and land?
>
> I would remove this tag is preference to the aeroway one. Maybe add a
> tag to the aeroway one saying aeroway owner=military or somethign
> similar?
Doesn't sound clear for a proposal to me.
>
>>
>> bunker: buildings, often build from concrete, to stand even heavier fire
>> (what about abandoned bunkers, e.g. here in germany there are a lot of
>> WW II bunkers now with a completely different purpose - maybe we need
>> historic=bunker in addition?)
>
> we could add abandoned=yes
>
Might be worth a proposal?
>>
>> barracks: fenced areas where soldiers live, sleep, maintain weapons, ...
>> (or are only the buildings meant?)
>
> Barracks usually, at least in Canada, to just the buildings.
What's the whole area of this called that is usually fenced?

I'm asking because street signs here in germany usually says something 
like: "Garrison Barracks >"?
>
>>
>> danger_area: ?!?
>
> This is usually a large marked area around something like a firing
> range, bombing range, etc which is an exclusion zone.
Added to the wiki page.
>
>>
>> range: ?!? (is this where soldiers have practice with their weapons?)
>
> Yes. There are several types, including firing, bombing, artillery,
> demolitions.
Added to the wiki page.
>
> Does that help you out?
Yes and thanks!

But questions remain ;-)

Regards, ULFL






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