Proposal:Historic main tag for defensive works
|Proposal status:||Proposed (under way)|
|Applies to:||Nodes, Ways, Areas|
|Definition:||Military constructions or buildings designed for the defence of territories in warfare|
After defensive_works=* surpassed 1,000 uses, I took a look at how it was used. Basically all of them are parts of historic fortifications thgat mainly function as heritage sites. That's why I now propose to make the whole key a sub-tag of a new main tag: historic=defensive_works. This allows mappers to use a generic tag for defensive works which can later be specified with defensive_works=* by a mapper with more local knowledge and/or understanding of the topic. This also allows users to easily find defensive works when they search for historic map features.
I acknowledge the concerns that a few people shared when voting of the defensive_works proposal was in progress, namely that approving defensive_works as a stand-alone key would not be the most practical way to do it.
How to use
- historic=defensive_works will be created
- The new tag will be marked as "required" for defensive_works=* and documented tag values.
- historic=defensive_works will be listed on Template:Map Features:historic
- 2023-07-20 RFC on the forum