Talk:Proposed features/boundary=border zone

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Mention that the tag can coexist with landuse=military or other tags

You mention that in many/most cases a border zone can be visited freely or with a permit, and this can be signified with access restrictions (access=yes, access=permit, access=no, etc.), but in some cases the area is also an active military cordon or military=danger_area. For example, I would suggest the DMZ between North and South Korea ( should be tagged with both boundary=border_zone + border_zone=DMZ and landuse=military + military=danger_area --Tysseract (talk) 20:39, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

Yes, mentioning landuse=military makes sense, thanks. I'm not quite sure about border_zone=DMZ, however - wikipedia DMZ article mentions quite a few DMZs that aren't on any border - e.g. Antarctica, Åland islands (technically it's a border between Finland and Sweden, but I don't think that boundary=border_zone should be put on them), Svalbard. So at first glance it looks like another, separate tag is needed for DMZs. --One half 3544 (talk) 10:26, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

More real world examples with tagging suggestion for each

Although the page description is pretty clear, it is probably a good idea to have more than one example to show different situations for the use of the tag. I would suggest adding: The Korean DMZ as an example of a heavily military-controlled boundary=border_zone. --Tysseract (talk) 21:18, 21 September 2021 (UTC) would probably be a good resource for finding more examples --Tysseract (talk) 21:19, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, I've added the Korean DMZ and the Buffer Zone in Cyprus. --One half 3544 (talk) 10:26, 22 September 2021 (UTC)