[Tagging] Barrier=berm

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 14:36:23 UTC 2019


For "my" shooting range I think a way with a single tag
embankment=yes
is sufficient.

For a large levee it is not.
Let's concentrate on the big items where size matters.

On Tue, 26 Nov 2019 at 14:33, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 26 Nov 2019 at 13:11, Tony OSM <tonyosm9 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> A earthwork raised element which has an armoured side seems to be a
>> revetment - I can see no use of this in OSM., but it is in many books about
>> castles and fortifications.
>>
>
> When it comes to castles, a revetment is essentially a retaining wall that
> is part of the
> fortification and an ordinary fortification wall is often referred to as a
> curtain wall.  An earthen
> bank (with no wall) that is part of a fortification (such as a motte and
> bailey) is an embankment.
> Purists will object to my simplifications, I expect.
>
>> In my view earthworks in general could do with analysis to agree terms
>> and usage, they do occur in many places and are large mappable features.
>>
> Cans of worms are never large enough. :)
>
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> Paul
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