|man_made = cutline|
|A straight line cut in a forest.|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Group: man made|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
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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.
How to map
Tag a line that is drawn on top of one of the following areas:
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;
- cutline=power_line - observed countless times purely to make way for installing, inspecting, maintaining power lines (225 uses only through 23-04).
If a forest area is extremely large, cutlines can be a good choice to split the area.
OSM Carto shows a narrow white line along the cutline
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