[Tagging] how to map a fr:talus?

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Thu Nov 23 16:50:02 UTC 2017

This is what is called a "talud" in Dutch. It can be used to mean an
embankment carrying a road, but more properly it refers to the slope on
one side or the other. I would recommend "slope" as a generic term here.
But as it becomes steeper, it starts to look more like a cliff.... 

It can't be "scree" or "shingle" as these are examples of "landcover"
which is orthogonal.


On 2017-11-23 16:48, André Pirard wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm looking for how to map what is called in French a talus [1] (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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[1] http://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/talus
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