Key:cutting

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Road cut.jpg
Description
Signifies that a linear feature, e.g. a road, cuts into the surrounding land.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodes
may be used on ways
should not be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Status: Unspecified

An excavated section where the highway or railway is significantly lower than ground level.

How to map

The way of a street or of a railway has to be split in three parts: the way before the cutting, the cutting itself, the way after the cutting.

  1. Mark the beginning of the cutting by a node.
    In JOSM split the line by key P, in Potlatch by key x.
  2. Mark also the end of the cutting by a node.
    In JOSM split the line by key P, in Potlatch by key x.
  3. Now select the way representing the cutting.
  4. Add the tag cutting=yes for a cutting on both sides or cutting=left/cutting=right in the direction of the way.

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See also