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

Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 01:11:58 BST 2007


On 7/8/07, Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping at web.de> wrote:
> 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?

Yes

> >>
> >> 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?

That is usually just called whatever the military base is. As such, a
specific military base maybe nothing but a bunch of barracks, so would
be called that. Somebody with more specific knowledge will have to
answer that.

Corey




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