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Public-images-osm logo.svg military = naval_base
Using this tag is discouraged, use military=base and military_service=navy instead. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Military
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: deprecated


Use of this tag is now discouraged. Use the landuse=military, military=base and military_service=navy scheme instead.


A naval base, navy base, or military port: a military base where warships and naval ships are docked when they have no mission at sea or want to restock

How to Map

Draw an area around the outline of the naval base or place a node at the center, and then add:

Optionally you may also add the name and operator, if known:

  • name=<name of the base>
  • operator=<name of the Navy which operates the base>


a silhouette of a military ship, or submarine?