Proposed features/Intelligence

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Status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: dieterdreist
Tagging: man_made=intelligence_facility
Applies to: node, area
Definition: an intelligence facility
Drafted on: 2016-09-06
RFC start: 2018-04-10


A proposal to collect best practices and refine the tagging of intelligence facilities. While the intelligence services often have an internet presentation which might list the official sites and headquarters, there are also many facilities that are operating in environment that is hard to survey, like military bases, or undercover. Nonetheless the people in the neighbourhood might know about them.

Applies to

Facilities used/operated by intelligence services.


Use man_made=intelligence_facility for the site. Add the name of the site in the name key and the covert name (if any) in the tag official_name=*. If applicable, add religion=* (for intelligence services operated by a religious community).

If you want to denote that a facility (which might only consist of a single appliance, e.g. an antenna) is operated by intelligence services, you can use the property intelligence_facility=yes.

Kind of operations

These are properties to tag the field of operation.

Legal considerations

Whether distributing this kind of information is legal or not will depend on the circumstances. Please inform yourself and abide to all relevant laws and prescriptions. Typically, information already publicly available elsewhere (newspapers, wikipedia, website of the service, government declarations, etc.) should be suitable for adding.

External Discussions

See also


Please comment on the discussion page.