[Talk-GB] Churchyard gate/shelter

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Wed Aug 22 16:22:40 UTC 2018


There is some usage of building=lychgate.

Am thinking a gate where the building intersects the path and a short section of tunnel=building_passage.

Phil (trigpoint) 

On 22 August 2018 16:55:21 BST, Martin Wynne <martin at templot.com> wrote:
>Thanks all.
>
>> In the absence of a an official barrier=lych_gate tag why not use
>> *both* barrier=gate
>> and building=shelter tags, which would describe it?
>
>Well, a barrier is a Point, and a building is an Area - the iD editor 
>doesn't let you combine them. This is not the first time I've been 
>confused by this distinction. It seems to me that a lot of things which
>
>are nominally points, could just as easily be areas/buildings if you 
>zoom in far enough when editing. For example a telephone kiosk, 
>especially one now used as a village library. Also pylons, masts, etc.,
>
>which can occupy a considerable area at ground level.
>
>In this case I have now created two separate objects - a building as a 
>weather_shelter, with description=lych_gate. And inside it a separate 
>point as barrier = gate on the public right of way (foot path) which 
>runs through it.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Martin.
>
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