[Tagging] [OSM-talk-be] how to map a fr:talus?

joost schouppe joost.schouppe at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 16:26:38 UTC 2017

I'm not entirely sure this is what you have in mind, but in the cases where
it is associated with roads, I've seen historic=hollow_way (when the slope
is caused by the fact that there's an old road), and "embankment" or
"cutting" when the slope is deliberatly constructed. In other cases, I've
seen what I think you describe mapped as natural=cliff, which is obviously
wrong, but does get the message accross. For example where sand or rock was
quarried this is common to see on the map. I'm hoping someone has seen
better ideas.

2017-11-23 16:48 GMT+01:00 André Pirard <A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> I'm looking for how to map what is called in French a talus
> <http://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/talus> (Google's translation).
> I would call this a 1.8m simple step running for some reason for several
> 100s meters across meadows.
> Steep slope. There are "top of slope" and "bottom of slope" lines. Rest is
> perfectly flat either side.
> It might be the remnants of a old canal's bank whose other side would have
> been eroded by the often overflowing nearby river.
> A "talus" made of plain ground is often frequent at one side of a path or
> track.
> According to the wiki, it's not a "scree" nor a "shingle". It's much less
> matter specific.
> So what?
> I'll use "scree" unless/until I hear of better for a French talus.
> Cheers
> André.
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