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|Describes the properties of a fence.|
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|Status: in use|
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The key fence_type=* describes the properties of a fence.
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Proposal "Fence attributes"
|barbed_wire||Barbed wire fence. A type of fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strands.|
||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.|
|corrugated_metal||Light steel sheets with linear corrugated pattern (wavy, trapezoidal, etc).|
|electric||Electric fence. A barrier that uses electric shocks to deter animals or people from crossing a boundary.|
|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 and Norway. It is normally made from unbarked and unsplit youngish trees.|
|split_rail||Split-rail or log fence. A type of fence constructed out of timber logs, usually split lengthwise into rails.|
|concrete||A fence made of blocks or special geometry concrete, it maybe opaque or hollow.|
|bars||A fence made of (usually metal) bars.|
|wood||A fence mainly made of wood. This is a broad definition, it may be logs or planks.|
|wire||A fence mainly made of wire. The meanwhile electrified version of 'electric'|
|metal||A fence mainly made of metal. This is a broad definition. Maybe in conflict with 'railing'|
|pole||A fence mainly made of simple poles.|
|User Defined||All commonly used values on Taginfo.|
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