Proposal talk:Door

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RFC phase now open!

My primary intend for to propose a simple tag for describing the mechanism of the door for persons with reduced mobility. - Species 10:37, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Someone pointed out there was a rejected proposal some time ago: entrance/door - new working draft 2.0 here.


I understand that the type of door handle (knob versus lever particularly) can significantly affect accessibility (at least for Brown Bears :-)). SK53 (talk) 17:09, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

See approved handle=* Fanfouer (talk) 21:40, 13 August 2021 (UTC)
Seems reasonable. However, handle=wheel for a round door handle is a little vague - for example, there are straightforward door knobs (usually found on internal doors) and then there are the locking pin-tumbler door knobs. Additionally, there's lever door handles that are part of a lock or have no lock, or are a combination/keypad lock. And so on and so forth. Would suggest that handle= needs some thought and development. Also needs to be taken away from valves, as shown in the examples on the handle= OSMWiki page - valves would probably be better served by a separate tag (valve= if not already used) to indicate whether the valve is operated by a wheel, lever, etc - and also whether the valve is ball, gate, etc (if not already defined). --John Grubb (talk) 21:53, 13 August 2021 (UTC)
handle=* only regards the handle. It can obviously be combined with other key to state if it's lockable or not. More appropriate values to doors are welcome to be added, handle=knob for instance.
If accepted, handle=* will be adapted to better reflect usage with doors. valve=* is already took and not adapted anyway to state by which mean a valve state could be changed. Fanfouer (talk) 21:59, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

Discussion from Tagging-ML

This proposal should be bigger with more door properties specified.

  • handles
  • The number of wings
  • opens to the left or to the right
  • opens inward, outward or both
  • door_closer = * - door_opener distinguish if the door opens and/or closes automatically


  • better specify automatic_door (opening, closing)

open questions

  • Unify door=related values under the "door:*" domain? Especially change automatic_door to door:automatic?


  • remove dependencies of
    • entrance implies door=?
    • automatic_door -OK
  • add opening direction: e.g. door:opening=inside/outside/both
  • add handle type, e.g. door:handle=knob/lever/crash_bar/ring/hole
  • add number of wings e.g. door:wings=n (defaults to 1)
  • add opending direction: e.g. door:opening_direction=left/right

add the following door types (as they are already used according to taginfo?

  • overhead (garage door)
  • loadingdock


I missing a "Roll-up door" and a "grated door"! In German: Ich vermisse ein "Rolltor" (z.B. bei Tiefgarageneinfahrten) und ganz wichtig: "Gittertüren" (Eisengitter, Stahlgitter etc). z.B. bei Kirchen, Friedhöfen, Keller Eingängen. Gittertüren werden gebraucht beim Proposal "man_made=cellar_entrance". Danke. RoGer6 (talk) 19:08, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

The "roll-up door" (garage door) is added, door=overhead is considered for this
Most "grated" doors are actually hinged doors. Maybe use a subkey like material=* for this? Species 18:44, 28 January 2015 (UTC)