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Public-images-osm logo.svg natural = sinkhole
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Description
A natural depression or hole in the surface topography
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: ApprovedPage for proposal

Description

A sinkhole, also known as a sink, shake hole, snake hole, swallow hole, swallet, doline, or cenote, is a natural depression or hole in the surface topography caused by the removal of soil or bedrock, often both, by water and/or by collapse of an underlying cavity. A typical form of a sinkhole is a crater. Sinkholes are abundant on karst plateaus.

Don't mix this up with a polje, which is much larger, or with a natural=cave_entrance. On the bottom of a sinkhole, however, there may be a cave entrance. In this case, you may wish to map both, if the sinkhole is of remarkable size; or the cave entrance only, otherwise.

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