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A place where military planes take off and land. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: military
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: de facto
See military airbase on Wikipedia

An airfield is a place where military planes take off and land. They are different from civilian airports in that they do not provide for large volume of passenger transits, and cargo handling is not processed by the customs and immigration facilities. Some military air forces combine use of civilian airports with the hosting of military units.

How to map

Draw the outline area of the area.

See Aeroways for further tags.


OpenStreetMap Americana uses this tag to display a different icon over military airfields than civilian airports. [1]

See also

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