GIS data for the U.S.-Mexico border fence (perhaps a wall in the future)
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Reveal's border fence shapefiles are open data, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting.
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Fields in the data
The first six fields are the primary fields of interest for most users. The remaining fields are to preserve references to OpenStreetMap data from our original fence map project. While the current fence data has not been imported into OpenStreetMap, we hope to do so in the future.
|gen_type||string||General type of fence. Options are "pedestrian," "vehicle" and an empty string for unknown fence types.|
|project||string||Which government project was the segment built under. Options are "Legacy" (i.e. built before the Secure Fence Act), "PF225", "VF300", "PF70" and an empty string for unknown fence types.|
|seg_name||string||The U.S. government name for the segment. All non-legacy fencing segments should have designations.|
|created||date/time stamp||The date/time when the segment was created in Reveal's database.|
|updated||date/time stamp||The date/time when the segment was last updated in Reveal's database.|
|last_osm_d||date/time stamp||The date/time when the segment was last edited in OpenStreetMap, where applicable.|
|way_id||integer||OpenStreetMap way id when downloaded, where applicable.|
|barrier||string||OpenStreetMap barrier tag, where applicable.|
|taglist||string||OpenStreetMap tag list, where applicable.|