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Public-images-osm logo.svg natural = gully
Gully in the Kharkov region.jpg
Small scale cut in relief created by water erosion Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: Natural
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use


A gully is a small scale land form (a few to a few tens of meters) incised into surrounding terrain through erosion by flowing water. See  gully on wikipedia for more information.

Note: description in other languages give smaller maximum width recommendation. If the erosion area is large enough that it can be mapped in detail you can use natural=earth_bank instead.

How to map

Draw a way along the course of the gully from top to bottom.

Mapping caveats

This tag should not be used for:


natural=gully is not currently rendered in the Openstreetmap-carto style. The following figure shows an example of an illustration in Maperitive:

Gully Maperitive sample.png