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I came through or stumbled over a cut that’s made in a dike and can be closed with temporarily doors? It is made to shorten the road, that otherwise has to go over the dike to reach the industrial development on the other side, with the risk to get flooded. The cut is closed with doors or timber to prevent flooding the low lands.

The wiki gives me no solution, Wikipedia has some pics.

I would consider; man_made = dike / embankment with man_made = cut or the French coupure? Include the wide and depth of the cut.


asked 10 Apr '13, 14:53

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I would use barrier=flood_gate and temporary=yes as it is not an embankment or wall. I am not sure how to indicate that in times of flood it will be closed. I asked a related question how could I use water levels from the Environment Agency to check the usability of paths, roads and car parks when a flood was at a known height, without much success.

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answered 10 Apr '13, 18:27

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edited 18 Aug '14, 14:10

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I just scanned the german and dutch coastline for barrier=flood_gate with overpass turbo, and couldn't find a single instance. The samples i took along the english coast were also negative. Is this combination used somewhere in europe?

(10 Apr '13, 21:02) gormo

found some in wales with overpass turbo

(10 Apr '13, 22:13) gormo

I'd map the dike as man_made=embankment or =dyke (but see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Ddyke ) ,the proposal seems to be abandoned.

I'd map the gate as barrier=gate, access=yes.

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