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104 Earth bank

104 Earth bank (ISMTBOM 2022)

Geometry: line.


An earth bank is an abrupt change in ground level which is clearly distinct from its surroundings, e.g. gravel or sand pits, road and railway cuttings or embankments.

An earth bank may impact rideability. The tags represent the full extent of the earth bank.

For long earth banks it is allowed to use tags shorter than the minimum length at the ends. If two earth banks are close together, tags may be omitted. Impassable earth banks shall be represented using symbol Impassable cliff (201).


Minimum length: 0.9 mm (footprint 13.5 m).

Colour: brown.


The definition of this map symbol was updated on 01.02.2023: Change in graphics.