[Tagging] How to tag the width of a gate

Mike Valiant mike_valiant at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 26 12:17:36 GMT 2012

That not what the wiki for maxwidth says: " a width limit for using the way"  - no mention of whether it is a legal restriction or not. And in the discussion of maxwidth "width restriction can be physical, or purely legal"

> Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 12:26:05 +0100
> From: dieterdreist at gmail.com
> To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] How to tag the width of a gate
> Am 26. Februar 2012 09:45 schrieb Mike Valiant <mike_valiant at hotmail.com>:
> > If the gate is a node on a way that passes through the gate then I would
> > have thought    barrier=gate and maxwidth=xxx    on the node that is the
> > gate would be more appropriate. It defines the maximum size of vehicle
> > (person?) that could pass through the aperture.
> -1, maxwidth is part of the restrictions. Those are generally legal
> restrictions, so they do not express who can actually pass through,
> but who is still allowed to pass through. To tag the width of an
> object use "width".
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:maxwidth
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:width
> cheers,
> Martin
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