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A type of gate where you have to go into an enclosure and open a gate to get through. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Kissing gate-14.svg
Group: Barriers
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

A kissing gate is a type of gate where you have to go into an enclosure and open a gate to get through. They are commonly found in places where a normal gate would make it too easy to get through for cattle, especially if the gate were left open. Level crossings and woodland areas are two areas where they can often be found.

Like the more general barrier=gate, it's a section in a wall of fence which can be opened to allow or restrict access. They are usually made of wood or metal.

How to Map

Simply add the tag barrier=kissing_gate to the node where the kissing gate is.
This can be placed on a linear barrier, in the intersection node of a linear barrier and a highway way, or at a highway way node.
Avoid tagging highway intersections as that does not make clear which way has the impediment.

  • Example:
    gate on the intersection of a path (dotted green) and a highway (grey); and gate on the intersection of a path (dotted green), a wall (yellow), and a highway (grey) in JOSM editor:

ok   Gateonintersection2 ok.png Gateonintersection ok.png  ;   Gateonintersection wrong.png   wrong

  • Example:
    Based on the location below, the gate node should be the end of a way. A new way starts with the gate node and it should have the access set to private if the access is restricted.
x = node
O = node with barrier=gate
------ default way
+++++ way with access=private

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Related terms: ‹ kissing gate ›