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Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = gate
A section in a wall or fence which can be opened to allow access.
Group: Barriers
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
may be used on ways
should not be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: Unspecified

A gate is a section in a wall or fence which can be opened to allow or restrict access. They are usually made of wood or metal.

See also barrier=fence

How to Map

On a node

Simply add the tag barrier=gate to the node or way where the gate is.
This can be placed on a linear barrier, in the intersection node of a linear barrier and a highway way, or at a highway way node.
Avoid tagging highway intersections as that does not make clear which way has the impediment.

On a way

Tag a way with barrier=gate on the real position and width of the gate.


Based on the location below, the gate node should be the end of a way. A new way starts with the gate node and it should have the access set to private if the access is restricted.

  • x = node
  • O = node with barrier=gate
  • ------ default way
  • +++++ way with access=private

More info about gate at barrier=*


Tag Type Sample Location OsmaRender/t@h Mapnik
barrier=gate Node lat=40.446 lon=-3.79512 Barrier gate osmarender.png

See also

Related terms: <opening> <passage> <lock> <access> <exit> <door> <portal> <gate>