Key:barrier

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Description

A barrier is a physical structure which blocks or impedes movement.

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may be used on nodes may be used on ways may be used on areas use on relations unspecified

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A barrier is a physical structure which blocks or impedes movement. The barrier tag only covers on-the-ground barriers, it does not cover waterway barriers (dams, waterfalls...).

How to map

See Barriers.

Values

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
Linear barriers
barrier city_wall Way Area A fortification used to defend a city or settlement from potential aggressors.
From ancient to modern times, they are used to enclose settlements.
  • right side is bottom, left side is top. if both sides are same height then add "two_sided=yes".

See also historic=city_gate.

City wall avila.png
barrier ditch Way Area A trench, ditch or ravine, usually with a stream at the bottom, that is not easily crossed, especially if not on foot.
Can be used in combination with waterway=stream or waterway=drain.
Forest ditch.JPG
barrier fence Way Area A structure supported by posts driven into the ground and designed to prevent movement across a boundary. It is distinguished from a wall by the lightness of its construction. Use fence_type=* to add details. Barrier fence mapnik.png Anglerise.jpg
barrier guard_rail Way A guard_rail, also called a crash barrier. Right side is inner, left side is outer. CrashBarrier.jpg
barrier hedge Way Area is a line of closely spaced shrubs and bushes, planted and trained in such a way as to form a barrier or to mark the boundary of an area. Daniel Fuchs.CC-BY-SA.Morus nigra.Hedge.jpg
barrier kerb Node Way A (for example footway) kerb is a barrier for vehicles and wheelchair drivers. The height of the kerb is important and with this information, the usage by different groups can be determined. The height of the kerb is tagged additionally as height=*, if available. Right side is bottom, left side is top. Obrubnik.jpg
barrier retaining_wall Way Area Retaining walls serve to retain the lateral pressure of soil. Right side is bottom, left side is top. Retaining wall.png
barrier wall Way Area a freestanding solid structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary. Usually made from solid brick, concrete or stone and almost always built so that it is opaque to vision. Wallonmap.png Dscf0590-800.jpg
Access control on highways
barrier block Node A large, solid, immobile block that can be moved only with heavy machinery or great effort.
Typically big solid things made of concrete for stopping larger vehicles.
Sometimes natural boulders are used for the same purpose.
Barrier roadblock.jpg
barrier bollard Node Way solid (usually concrete or metal) pillar or pillars in the middle of the road to prevent passage by some traffic. Bollard in residential area.jpg
barrier border_control Node This is a control point at an international border between two countries. Passports or other forms of ID will be checked. EU Swiss border post.jpg
barrier bump_gate Node See wikipedia:Bump gate [1] [2] [3]
barrier bus_trap Node See wikipedia:Bus trap Bussluse 05-04-06 02.jpg
barrier cattle_grid Node Bars in the road surface that allow wheeled vehicles but not animals to cross.
Sometimes known as a Texas Gate, even outside of Texas
Cattle grid.jpg
barrier chain Node A chain used to prevent motorised vehicles. Barrier chain.jpg
barrier cycle_barrier Node Barriers to bicycle traffic, most typically a pair of staggered steel bars perpendicular to the way itself whose gaps allow pedestrians to pass. Unknown barrier.jpg
barrier debris Node A road is blocked by debris with or without ground. This might be for short or long time. Often used as first step in blocking an abandoned road. The photo does not display the road after the debris because it was a slope road and the photo was taken on the top. Barrier debris.jpg
barrier entrance Node A gap in a linear barrier with nothing that limits passing through.
access=yes is understood.
The limitations are the same of the way that crosses it, if there is such.
Entrance.png
barrier full-height_turnstile Node A full-height turnstile, also called HEET-turnstile (High Entrance/Exit Turnstile), like the ones to access security areas. Note the mix of hyphen and underscore. TR-a.JPG
barrier gate Node Way An entrance that can be opened or closed to get through the barrier.
Combine with access=* where appropriate.
Gate-hindeloopen-westerdijk.jpg
barrier horse_stile Node A horse stile allows pedestrians and horses to cross a gap through a fence, but prevents or makes it very difficult for motorcycles and live stock to cross. Horse stile.jpg
barrier jersey_barrier Node Way A jersey barrier consists of heavy prefabricated blocks to create a barrier. Use material=plastic or material=concrete to express the used material. Dora Baghdad soldiers.jpg
barrier kent_carriage_gap Node A Kent carriage gap is used by local authorities in the UK to prevent motorised vehicles from accessing public rights of way whilst allowing most horse drawn carriages to pass.
These are now becoming common on byways in the UK
[4]
barrier kissing_gate Node A gate which allows people to cross, but not livestock. TL0452 stile.jpg
barrier lift_gate Node A lift gate (boom barrier) is a bar, or pole pivoted in such a way as to allow the boom to block vehicular access through a controlled point.
Combine with access=* where appropriate.
Lift gate.jpg
barrier log Node Way Use this when the passage is closed by lumber (trunk of a tree). This kind of barrier is often useful to sit on. This barrier is a penalty to cyclists but can be crossed by lifting the bike over. Rundholz-buche.jpg
barrier motorcycle_barrier Node Barriers along paths that prevent access by motorcycles. Motorcycle barrier.jpg
barrier rope Node Way A flexible barrier made of fibres, twisted or braided together to improve strength. As a barrier it is often more symbolic than actually physically preventing pedestrians from accessing. Black Red Gold Rope at German Bundestag in Berlin 2010.jpg
barrier sally_port Node A sally port is used to pass through thick or city walls, and is a type of covered gate with two doors. Sallyport.jpg
barrier spikes Node Way Area Spikes on the ground that prevent unauthorized access. Can also be removeable e.g. after payment in a garage. US Army spike strip.jpg
barrier stile Node A stile allows pedestrians to cross a wall or fence, but never actually "opens" the barrier
(unlike a gate, a stile has few or no moving parts).
KentStile.jpg
barrier sump_buster Node A sump buster is a concrete slab or steel structure that prevents passing of two-tracked vehicles with less than a minimum track and ground clearance. (Typically stops normal cars.) SumpBuster.jpg
barrier swing_gate Node Similar to a lift gate but rotates sidewards to open. It is usually made out of metal bars (wood or other material possible) and is intended to prevent cars from access but can usually be crossed by pedestrians and cyclists. 16052010022.JPG
barrier toll_booth Node A road usage toll or fee is collected here. Used with toll=* and charge=* Toll booth.jpg
barrier turnstile Node A turnstile (also called baffle gate) is used to allow one person at a time to pass. Use this for small turnstiles like the ones in supermarkets or some subways. Barrier drehkreuz.JPG
barrier yes Way A barrier which nature cannot be determined; typically only used in mapping using aerial imagery Screenshot from 2014-04-09 19-50-08.png Bing imagery showing buildings and barrier.png
barrier user defined Mf node.png Mf area.png All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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