|barrier = wall|
|A freestanding structure, designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary, typically made from solid brick, concrete or rocks, and almost always built so that it is opaque to vision.|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Used on these elements|
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The tag barrier=wall is used to map a wall: a freestanding structure, designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary, typically made from solid brick, concrete or rocks, and almost always built so that it is opaque (cannot be seen through).
Also see barrier=fence for fences, barrier=retaining_wall for retaining walls, and barrier=city_wall for town walls.
How to map
Create a line (way) and add the tag barrier=wall
- wall=* is used to describe the principle feature of the wall, which might be the type, purpose, or building material of the wall
- height=* is used to specify how tall the wall is.
- width=* is used to specify the thickness of the wall. Alternatively, use est_width=* to specify approximately how thick the wall is.
- material=* is used to define the material the wall is constructed of: stone, brick, concrete, wood, etc.
- colour=* is used to define the colour of the wall
For historic walls the tag historic=wall can be used. If it is under preservation see heritage=*.
Mapping as an area
It is also possible to map a wall as an area . Then draw the basic area of the wall and add area=yes.
There are situations a wall is on top of a building or another wall - e.g. noise protection wall on top of a building. Then use key min_height=* for the start height of the wall.
The construction material can also be tagged with material=*, if necessary, using values like stone, brick, concrete, or wood.
See wall=no for tagging of open buildings from an import in France.
- barrier=city_wall - town or city defensive walls
- barrier=retaining_wall - a retaining wall, where the ground level is higher on one side
- barrier=fence - for lighter barriers, possibly see-through and made of wood or wire.
- barrier=gate - a section in the wall which can be opened
- barrier=entrance - an open gap in the wall