[OSM-talk] Tag:man_made=embankment

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 03:17:47 UTC 2020

On 16/1/20 9:24 am, 80hnhtv4agou--- via talk wrote:
> maybe i asked it wrong, there is no way per say, it is a land fill and 
> there is something on the top, but to the
> tracers looking at bing it looks flat but it is a big mountain, on the 
> one hand or a big hole in the case
> of an reintion dry pond
> in the case of a road, on the top of a mound or below street leave.
> that is to show that these things are not on the ground leave.

Umm 'ground level' is where you find it, beside the sea shore it may 
have an elevation of 0, on top of a mountain it maybe many hundreds of 
meters above sea level.

If you have a drop on either side then it is s ridge line - use the tag 
'natural=ridge'. Note the key 'natural' is used for both natural and man 
made objects.. it is a poorly named key.

If you have a road with a drop on either side then tag ways on either 
side with embankment, with the appropriate directions.

> *From:* Pierre Béland via talk
> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:28 PM
> *To:* talk at openstreetmap.org ; Paul Johnson ; Yves
> *Subject:* Re: [OSM-talk] Tag:man_made=embankment
> I think that there is a miss-conception here. If you want to talk 
> about the wall the retains the earth, this is the dyke. The embankment 
> is more then a wall and is at least as large as the road and made of 
> resistant material.  The wiki pages 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:embankment and 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dembankment do not 
> accept usage of polygones with these tags.
> see description of embankments in 
> https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/highway-embankment
> Pierre
> Le mercredi 15 janvier 2020 13 h 56 min 45 s UTC−5, Yves 
> <yvecai at mailbox.org </compose?To=yvecai at mailbox.org>> a écrit :
> You should have read "right side of way" : it's the side on your right 
> when you follow the way in its direction.
> Yves
> Le 15 janvier 2020 17:59:42 GMT+01:00, Paul Johnson 
> <baloo at ursamundi.org </compose?To=baloo at ursamundi.org>> a écrit :
>     On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 10:28 AM 80hnhtv4agou--- via talk
>     <talk at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
>         What does this mean ?
>         “should be tagged on a way drawn with the*_/lower side on
>         right side/_*of way direction”
>     The downhill side of the embankment is to the right of the way.
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