[Tagging] Is barrier=swing_gate also for gates with full vertical coverage?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 13:46:02 UTC 2021

Am Do., 15. Apr. 2021 um 09:41 Uhr schrieb Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <
tagging at openstreetmap.org>:

> I always used barrier=swing_gate only for gates without full vertical
> coverage like
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Swing_gate.jpg

+1, the main difference to a barrier=gate (which usually also "swings") is
that the default is permitting (at least physical) access to pedestrians
and bicycles (just like a liftgate). It is a liftgate that is not lifted.

Is it also supposed to be used for gates like
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lovely_gates_near_Hollinshead_Swing_Bridge_-_geograph.org.uk_-_844479.jpg
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gate_ajar.jpg
> ?

no, these are barrier=gate

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