Key:fence_type

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Description
Describes the properties of a fence. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Barriers
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Requires
Useful combination
Status: de facto

The key fence_type=* describes the properties of a fence.

How to map

Add this tag to an already existing fence.

This tag must be used in combination with barrier=fence.

Values

Value Comment Photo
barbed_wire Barbed wire fence. A type of fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strands. Razor Wire Bunch.JPG
bars A fence made of (usually metal) bars. Often also called pool_fencing & used around swimming-pools Metal Fence (27820851).jpg

Pool fence inspection in sunshine coast.jpg

chain You are encouraged to no longer use this tag as the former definition was confusing. Instead use barrier=chain or barrier=fence + fence_type=chain_link.
chain_link A chain-link fence (also referred to as wire netting, wire-mesh fence, chain-wire fence, cyclone fence, hurricane fence or diamond-mesh fence) is a type of woven fence usually made from galvanized or polyethylene-coated steel wire. Chain-link.jpg
concrete A fence made of blocks or special geometry concrete, it maybe opaque or hollow.
Consider using material=concrete instead
Seeboden Kraut Rumpler 2012 a.jpg
Waziers - Presbytères français et polonais de l'église Notre-Dame des Mineurs de Waziers (32).JPG
corrugated_metal Light steel sheets with linear corrugated pattern (wavy, trapezoidal, etc). Also known in Australia as Colorbond fencing Забор из профнастила.jpg
electric Electric fence. A barrier that uses electric shocks to deter animals or people from crossing a boundary. XN Electrical insulation Electric fence 00.jpg
glass A fence made of hardened glass panels, usually supported at intervals by metal posts. Often used for swimming pool or verandah fencing, when you want to be able to easily see through the fence. HK 將軍澳 TKO 日出康城 Lohas Park Malibu FV 現場樓 示範單位 showflat 複式樓 71st Floor with 內置樓梯 indoor stairs n 連天台 roof view October 2020 SS2 30.jpg
knee_rail A fence made of a single rail (usually either diamond-shaped or round) supported at approximately knee level by vertical posts. Common around car parks etc. Stolle Park soccer field in Oxenford, Queensland.jpg
metal A fence mainly made of metal. This is a broad definition. Maybe in conflict with 'railing'
Consider using material=metal instead
Alexander Garden Gates2.JPG
paling A variety of fences usually made of either vertical posts tied together with wire, or vertical boards nailed onto horizontal braces. Snow fence, A9 - geograph.org.uk - 1334243.jpg

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Unidentified residence at Gympie, Queensland, ca. 1871 (9670792776).jpg

panel A fence made of pre-constructed panels which slot into grooves in concrete fence posts Replacing my wooden fence-1 (33082325484).jpg

Panel fence art, Farcet - geograph.org.uk - 1338072.jpg

pole A fence mainly made of simple poles. Zaun Freilichtmuseum Salzburg 02.JPG
post_and_rail A variety of fences usually made of horizontal rails on top of vertical, or sometimes slanted, posts. Rail Fence (26368008541).jpg

Morning at the Miller Ranch (9152434997).jpg

railing A railing for example at the edge of a bridge to prevent persons or vehicles from falling down. Often made of metal or wood. Guildford, Curling Vale - geograph.org.uk - 704434.jpg
roundpole A roundpole fence is a wooden fence typical of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Estonia. It is normally made from unbarked and unsplit youngish trees. Wooden pole fence.JPG
slatted A fence made of wooden or concrete upright posts, with usually three horizontal wooden rails, to which vertical wooden boards are fastened. Feb 2015 Fence repair project shoring up weak braces adding new slats.JPG
split_rail Split-rail or log fence. A type of fence constructed out of timber logs, usually split lengthwise into rails. 8499720-R1-017-7SplitRail wb.jpg
temporary Temporary_fence A type of fence constructed of free standing, self-supporting wire-mesh panels, held together with couplers and supported with counter-weighted feet, usually used around construction sites Temporary Fencing.JPG
wire A fence mainly made of wire, in a variety of styles e.g. welded vertical wires; horizontal wires strung through / between posts; wire mesh Spike on welded wire mesh fence.jpg

Construction of Arvada Ridge station, sidewalk fence.jpg

Wire fence in Vibble, Gotland.jpg

wood A fence mainly made of wood. This is a broad definition, it may be logs or planks.
Consider using one of the other types of wooden fence: post & rail, split_rail, roundpole etc; or use material=wood instead
Wooden Fence - geograph.org.uk - 1499882.jpgJägerzaun.jpg
krest Typical metalic pedestrian fence PO-1 "Krest". Used in cities of Russia for fencing around crossings. Fence PO-1 Krest. Saint Peterburg.jpg
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