Tag:natural=gully

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Gully in the Kharkov region.jpg
Description
Small scale cut in relief created by water erosion Edit or translate this description.
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
Useful combination
Wikidata
Status: in use

Description

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:

  • larger valleys or stable relief forms with no fresh signs of erosion - use natural=valley instead.
  • natural rock faces, cliffs or rocky slopes - use natural=cliff

Rendering

natural = gully is not currently rendered in Mapnik. The following figure shows an example of an illustration in Maperitive:

Gully Maperitive sample.png