I joined your group six months and am having a great time. I got involved through attending the Missing Maps group helping to trace satellite imagery.
While vacationing in the Balkans last year I kept running into minefield hazards signs being put up and from my time helping build OSM I haven’t encountered that layer yet. In some parts of the world I can imagine that being a hidden but important part of the landscape.
Being as I am new to this community I figured I could ask what there is out there.
There are a few discussions out there on it. 1.[Road Barrier] (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Key:barrier#Mine_field) 2.[Hazard] (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/hazard)
As well as a few nodes and areas already tagged [tag 1] (http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3023658093#map=13/45.2779/16.9406&layers=HN)
My abstract. A discussion on the threat and awareness of minefields worldwide and how HOT/OSM can help. Between 1999 and 2008 in 119 countries 73,576 casualties have been reported (Landmine Monitor Report 2009: Toward a Mine-Free World ). In many countries daily life along with tourism is affected as areas are to hazardous to venture into. The general public has a short term memory with regards to hazards (i.e. warning signs get taken down, the international community loses interest). Building a open source database could be a great asset to the world. Currently there are no OSM attributes for minefields or hazards however there are proposals for them.
A quick search on minefield maps