Tag:tower:type=watchtower

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Description
Watch Tower Edit
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Tower observation.svg
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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A watchtower, or watch tower, is a type of fortification used in many parts of the world. It differs from a regular tower in that its primary use is military, and from a turret in that it is usually a freestanding structure. Its main purpose is to provide a high, safe place from which a sentinel or guard may observe the surrounding area.


How to Map

Set a node node or draw as an area area along the outline and tag it with

If the watchtower is historical, it gets in addition historic=yes.

Example

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