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I was wanting to indicate a long raised mound of earth surrounding a sports pitch and also a disused car park which has a gate. Without indicating the mound the gate looks pointless! Dike (or dyke) would be the obvious tag, but the documentation implies it's no longer to be used. Drawing a double sided embankment seems to be the only option, but 'embankment' is described as intended for roads and railways rather than just a 1 or 2 metre high surround. Any suggestions please?

asked 08 Jul '13, 12:24

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Both the man_made=embankment and the Key:embankment wiki pages mention "It can also be an artificial bank raised above the immediately-surrounding land" - in their example to redirect water or prevent flooding, but both pages also mention iron age hill forts, so just use man_made=embankment for any form of embankment (except perhaps where natural=cliff would be more appropriate).

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answered 08 Jul '13, 14:05

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