Talk:Tag:military=barracks

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A tag for specifying units/regiments?

In the UK, military barracks tend to be used by one particular regiment or unit. For instance, Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge, London, is used by The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. That information is the sort of useful metadata one might wish to have attached to military buildings and sites. Thoughts? Tom Morris 00:02, 6 June 2012 (BST)

building=*

Since 'barracks' is defined as 'Buildings where soldiers live and work'; why is it not tagged something like building=barracks or at least requires building=yes/military along with military=barracks.

Same question could be applied to aeroway=aerodrome + aerodrome=military instead of military=airfield.

--Althio (talk) 13:22, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

The German translation of "barracks" is "Kaserne" which means the whole area including courtyards, service roads, parade grounds etc., typically with a wall or fence around that whole area. The German page defines military=barracks that way, deviating from the English page. I wonder if the English page is just sloppy (thus should be refined), or if the meaning of the word "barracks" is really limited to the building(s). --Fkv (talk) 19:31, 15 May 2015 (UTC)