|The military tag is for buildings and land used by the military (Navy, Army, Airforce, Marines).|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 14|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
Tags with the military key are used for buildings and land used by the Army, Navy, Airforce and any other kind of military or paramilitary in the host country. There's also landuse=military for tagging land areas owned/used by the military for whatever purpose.
Caution: In some territories, it is illegal to create maps of military facilities. With the act of surveying on-the-ground OSMers may be particularly at risk of attracting legal consequences, even in more liberal countries. Laws and sensitivity in general will vary depending on the type of facility. Some countries also have laws prohibiting the creation of such maps from aerial imagery, and even the use and distribution of maps containing this information. Clearly such activities can take place outside of the law's jurisdiction. A further dimension to the problem though, is that using OpenStreetMap can be illegal when other contributors have mapped these things. There's further discussion here at Talk:Key:military and elsewhere. In general you are advised to exercise caution and know your rights related to mapping military facilities.
See below for details of common value for this key:
|military||airfield||A place where military planes take off and land.|
|military||ammunition||Military ammunition storage area.|
|military||bunker||Buildings, often build from concrete, to stand even heavier fire. Also WW2 pillboxes.|
|military||barracks||Buildings where soldiers live and work.|
|military||checkpoint||Place of a possible access to a restricted or secured area, where civilian visitors and vehicles will be controled by a military authority.|
|military||danger_area||Usually a large marked area around something like a firing range, bombing range, etc which can be an exclusion zone.|
|military||naval_base||A naval base|
|military||nuclear_explosion_site||Nuclear weapons test site|
|military||obstacle_course||A military obstacle course.|
|military||office||Military offices, e.g. general staff office, military recruitment office etc|
|military||range||Where soldiers practice with their weapons (firing, bombing, artillery, …).|
|military||training_area||An area where soldiers train and weapons or other military technology are experimented with or are tested.|
|military||trench||Trenches used for military purposes|
|military||launchpad||Launchpads used for military purposes, see tag:aeroway=launchpad for civilian use|
|military||user defined||All commonly used values according to Taginfo|
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