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Public-images-osm logo.svg fenced
Whether the outer perimeter of something is fenced. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Restrictions
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
See also
Status: deprecated

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This feature has been labeled as deprecated. The recommended replacement is: barrier=fence - mapped as a separate feature.
The reason is documented in Deprecated features. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.
Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the automated edits code of conduct. Any such change will be reverted.

Once upon a time 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. Almost all fences mapped since the invention of barrier=fence are (re)mapped using that new tag.

The reason this page still exists is, to let people finding objects tagged with fenced=yes know what it means.

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


This tag is not rendered by the main Openstreetmap renderers.