|Signifies that a linear feature (e.g. a road) cuts into the surrounding land.|
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|Status: de facto|
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An excavated section where the highway or railway is significantly lower than ground level.
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The tag cutting=yes usually means that the original ground level is higher on both sides of the highway, railway or waterway. It is also possible to use cutting=left or cutting=right if the cutting is only on one side of the feature. In this case, cutting=left means that the original ground level is higher on the left side of the way.
The value cutting=both has also been used instead of cutting=yes by some mappers, to make it explicit that the original ground level is higher on both sides of the highway. The value cutting=hollow_way has also been rarely used for a sunken lane (aka hollow way or holloway): an old road or track that is lower than the land on either side, but historic=hollow_way is more common.
- embankment=* - the opposite of a cutting
- natural=earth_bank - earth bank is an abrupt change in ground level which can be clearly distinguished from its surroundings
- natural=gully - small scale cut in relief created by water erosion
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