| man_made = cutline
|Used to mark cut lines in forests.|
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Used to mark cut lines in forests.
Often straight lines are cut in forests for various purposes - denoting land ownership borders, splitting forest in sections to ease maintenance, to be used as firebreaks or for other reasons. These lines are useful for navigation in forests and usually easy to identify from satelite or aerophotos. You can also use these locations to interrupt the forest (split it because smaller objects reduce object complexity, version creation and speed up processing).
How to Map
Tag a line that is drawn on top of one of the following areas:
with man_made=cutline. If the forest is not mapped yet, cutlines can be mapped alone.
Depending on the nature of the cutline, subtype can be specified:
- cutline=border - for cutlines that denote ownership border;
- cutline=section - cutlines that split forests in sections for maintenance;
- cutline=firebreak - cutlines that are intended to stop or delay forest fire;
- cutline=loggingmachine - logging machine tracks that are impassable due to lopwood;
- cutline=piste - skiing piste without visible tracks in the summer;
- cutline=pipeline - above an underground pipeline;
In standard Mapnik rendering a narrow white line is drawn along the cutline: