[Tagging] reviving an abandoned proposal

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 01:48:36 UTC 2016

The mountains around here have seen several waves of unsuccessful
settlement. The soil is just too poor to sustain a substantial human
presence. The scars of old abandoned roads have continued to erode.
I'd use the proposed feature for abandoned tracks like
https://flic.kr/p/oNCZVD where the roadway is worn to bedrock and the
banks on either side are 5m tall or more. I think that fits "hollow
way" - it doesn't fit "cutting" since the lowering of the roadway was
the action of wind, rain and ice.

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 5:34 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> Il giorno 22 lug 2016, alle ore 22:34, ael <law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com> ha scritto:
>> Actually, having done a bit more research, I am not sure that anyone
>> knows whether they were originally "cuttings" designed to offer shelter
>> from prevailing wind and rain. Or whether they are indeed the result of
>> erosion by use and weather over the millenia.
> around here are very old cuttings in the rock dating to pre-roman times
> http://tuqui.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/image-12.jpeg
> http://www.maneggiobelvedere.it/Vie%20cave%20etrusche%20e%20paesi/Via%20Cava%20di%20San%20Giuseppe%20a%20Pitigliano.jpg
> These are particularly impressive, but shorter ones can be found a lot. I've I have mapped a few and used historic=cutting with historic:civilization. Here is a short one: http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/130536519#map=19/42.01982/12.39154&layers=D
> IMHO there should be a difference for hollow ways and cuttings in rock.
> cheers,
> Martin
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