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Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = boom
Using this tag is discouraged, use barrier=lift_gate or waterway=floating_barrier instead.
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: deprecated


This tag is semantically confusing and should not be used. It was previously used for two different purposes:

  • On a way way to indicate a flexible barrier on water. Use waterway=floating_barrier instead.
  • More rarely, it was used on a node node to indicate a lift-gate across a highway or path. This was because in some dialects, a lifting road barrier is called a boom barrier. Use barrier=lift_gate instead.