[Tagging] What is the height of this wall?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 13:25:57 UTC 2018

On 30/08/18 22:52, Paul Allen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 1:32 PM, dktue <email at daniel-korn.de 
> <mailto:email at daniel-korn.de>> wrote:
>     have a look at this wall from the waterside [1]: It's probably 3
>     meter high. On the otherhand, from the other side [2] it's only
>     about 80cm high. What is the height I should insert into the
>     height-tag?
> Map it as barrier=retaining_wall, with the lower side on the right 
> side of the way direction, as per
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:barrier=retaining_wall
> The wiki page makes no mention of how to specify the height.  You'll 
> probably have to invent height:low_side and
> height:high_side for it.  Or something like that. Yes, height:left and 
> height:right fit better with the "lower side on right"
> convention but is hard for people using the query feature of the map 
> to interpret.
> I expect several people will be along with better names.  And others 
> will be along to say you shouldn't specify
> the height at all.  If a concensus ever arises (in about 14 months, 
> going by other threads) then you can use it
> and amend the wiki page.

Or you could try the ele tag :)
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