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Whether the outer perimeter of something is fenced. Show/edit corresponding data item.
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The fenced=yes tag indicates whether the outer perimeter of something is fenced.

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For fences as separate features, use barrier=fence instead.

So for general information on how to map fences and associated features please see barriers.


Once upon a time (before 2008) there were no barrier tags, because nobody had invented them yet. In that time the only way to map a fence in Openstreetmap was with fenced=yes. Between May 2016 and June 2023 fenced=* was deprecated on this page under the false assumption that fenced=yes and barrier=fence had the same meaning. Between Jan 2019 and June 2022 iD encouraged users to replace fenced=yes with barrier=fence. Therefore almost all fences mapped since the invention of barrier=fence are (re)mapped using that newer tag.


This tag is not rendered by OpenStreetMap Carto; according to taginfo it seems to be rendered only by OpenTopoMap. Also it is rendered in Osmand.

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