Tag:historic=fort

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Fort George - geograph.org.uk - 1242152.jpg
Description
A military fort, a stand-alone defensive structure which differs from a castle in that there is no permanent residence Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Historic fort.svg
Group: Historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Wikidata
Status: in use

The tag historic=fort is used to map a military fort: a stand-alone defensive structure which differs from a castle in that there is no permanent residence. There may have been temporary housing for the crew.

Distinct from historic=castle+castle_type=fortress as it is generally more modern.

How to map?

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

Tags to use in combination

If the fort containg any amenity such as museum, restaurant or hotel, then add another node with node for these.

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