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I am mapping a barrier=fence (using Potlatch2) and would like to place a node along it: barrier=entrance. I can add it using the Advanced tab (adding "barrier=entrance" manually), but (imho) it would be nice to have an icon for adding it. (It seems like a common node.) Is there a reason there is not an icon for it, and/or what is the preferred way to make a change request for Potlatch. Thanks very much.

asked 20 Apr '11, 21:24

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edited 20 Apr '11, 21:25

You have a few choices:

  1. Add it to the "Suggested Enhancements" page on the wiki
  2. Add an enhancement request on trac
  3. Better still - Have a look at the map_features definitions and come up with a suggested change to the definitions and an icon to go with it.

The more you can do to help, the more likely it is to happen!

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answered 21 Apr '11, 08:48

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Andy Allan
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Thanks very much for your reply; good help.


Fyi, I received an email repsonse to this post (not seen in the forum here):

Herve5 has just posted a comment on the question How to request an icon be added in Potlatch2 for barrier=entrance? Don't take this for a criticism, but what difference do you do with "barrier=gate" which has its icon in Potlatch? H.

I'd like to just respond here please: (No criticism taken. No worries.) At: under "Access nodes", there are: entrance: A hole in a linear barrier with no specific construction that limits passing through. and gate: An entrance that can be opened or closed to get through the barrier.

The node I am mapping cannot be opened or closed; it's just a gap in the fence, so entrance seems best.

Potlatch does not seem to render an entrance, but Josm does (using a black icon with two white opposing arrows, to indicate that one can pass thru at the node). As a start, I added a suggestion for it to the "Suggested Enhancements" page on the wiki.

(22 Apr '11, 21:29) fun60Cx

You are absolutely right in making this distinction. There's also a suggestion, IIRC, if the gap is wide enough to just map it, i.e., cut out a corresponding section in your barrier. What's wide enough is a judgement call, I suppose.

(22 Apr '11, 21:50) ponzu

Indeed, it would be great to be able to customise the set of icons from a larger list than available for now.

(14 Mar '12, 17:46) gerdami

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