[Tagging] When was barrier=entrance abandoned ?

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Wed May 8 02:01:51 UTC 2013

On 08.05.2013 03:32, Tobias Knerr wrote:
> On 08.05.2013 02:56, fly wrote:
>> On the wiki [1] barrier=entrance is marked as abandoned. Did I miss
>> something or was this another edit without discussion ?
> I don't remember a discussion about this.
> A problem with the edit is that entrance=* is not limited to the cases
> that barrier=entrance covers. For example, a barrier=gate could also be
> an entrance=yes/main.
> Of course we could adopt the assumption that a node of a linear barrier
> with entrance=* and without any barrier=* tag has the same meaning as
> barrier=entrance does now, but imo that interpretation should be
> confirmed by a discussion.

I do use the two tags in a different way. If it is an entrance leading
to something (eg. building/amenity) I would use entrance=* but for a
small opening within a wall/fence I use barrier=entrance. This way I do
not have to cut the linear barrier.

> PS - fixed link:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:barrier=entrance



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