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Public-images-osm logo.svg castle_type = fortress
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A fortress Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use

A  fortress or fortified settlement is a heavily fortified structure with military use. A difference between a fortress and a  fort is that fortresses provide permanent residence, whereas forts in most cases do not.

How to map

Set a node at the center of the fortress or draw an area along its outline.

Tag with historic=castle and castle_type=fortress.

If the fortress has a  moat around it, map the outline of the moat and tag it with natural=water + water=moat.

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