[Talk-GB] Gates open/closed by default

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 09:42:01 UTC 2019

On 26/07/19 22:14, Martin Wynne wrote:
> The tag is *barrier*=gate.
> A permanently open gate isn't a barrier, so I don't think it should be 
> tagged as such. At least not across a way.

It is a barrier ready for use.

> You could add a separate node to one side of the way, and tag that as 
> a gate.
> A gate which is often open, but sometimes closed, is just an ordinary 
> gate. Many farm gates are like that. Potatoes this year = leave the 
> gate open. They are not likely to escape, and it saves getting down 
> off the tractor. Sheep this year = keep the gate closed.

As you say, the gate may be closed and it is good if the map alerts 
drivers to that possibility.
I'd rather be warned and find it open than not warned and find it closed.

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