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Public-images-osm logo.svg military = checkpoint
Military Checkpoint Oaxaca Mexico.jpg
Place where civilian visitors and vehicles will be checked by a military authority. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: military
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Status: in use

A military checkpoint is a permanent feature where access by civilian visitors and vehicles will be controlled by a military authority, such as at a point of entry to a restricted or secured area, or a checkpoint on a public highway within areas under military or paramilitary supervision.

How to map

Add the tag military=checkpoint to a node which is shared with a highway=* way, at the point where the access is controlled by a military authority.

This tag should be used for permanent or long-term checkpoints, not for temporary or mobile checkpoints which are not expected to remain for more than a month.

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