|man_made = cutline|
|A straight line cut in a forest, for example to denote land ownership borders or as a firebreak.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: In use|
|Tools for this tag|
A cut line is a straight line cut in a forest. This might be done for various purposes, such as denoting land ownership borders, splitting forest in sections to ease maintenance, as firebreaks or for other reasons. These lines are useful for navigation in forests and usually easy to identify from satellite 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;