[Tagging] how to map a fr:talus?

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 16:39:05 UTC 2017

@André: from your verbal description, I would tag it as one-sided
embankment. Do you have a photo?

On 23 Nov 2017 4:49 p.m., "André Pirard" <A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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