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|Describes the properties of a fence.|
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|Status: de facto|
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The key fence_type=* describes the properties of a fence.
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|barbed_wire||Barbed wire fence. A type of fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strands.|
|bars||A fence made of (usually metal) bars. Often also called pool_fencing & used around swimming-pools|
|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.|
|concrete||A fence made of blocks or special geometry concrete, it maybe opaque or hollow.
Consider using material=concrete instead
|corrugated_metal||Light steel sheets with linear corrugated pattern (wavy, trapezoidal, etc). Also known in Australia as Colorbond fencing|
|electric||Electric fence. A barrier that uses electric shocks to deter animals or people from crossing a boundary.|
|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.|
|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.|
|metal||A fence mainly made of metal. This is a broad definition. Maybe in conflict with 'railing'
Consider using material=metal instead
|paling||A variety of fences usually made of either vertical posts tied together with wire, or vertical boards nailed onto horizontal braces.|
|panel||A fence made of pre-constructed panels which slot into grooves in concrete fence posts|
|pole||A fence mainly made of simple poles.|
|post & rail||A variety of fences usually made of horizontal rails on top of vertical, or sometimes slanted, posts.|
|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.|
|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.|
|slatted||A fence made of wooden or concrete upright posts, with usually three horizontal wooden rails, to which vertical wooden boards are fastened.|
|split_rail||Split-rail or log fence. A type of fence constructed out of timber logs, usually split lengthwise into rails.|
|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|
|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|
|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
|krest||Typical metalic pedestrian fence PO-1 "Krest". Used in cities of Russia for fencing around crossings.|
|User defined||All commonly used values on Taginfo.|
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