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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. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the 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 (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
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 OSM Carto style. The following figure shows an example of an illustration in Maperitive:

Gully Maperitive sample.png