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104 Earth bank

ISOM 2017-2
104 Earth bank (ISOM 2017-2)

Geometry: line.


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

An earth bank may impact runnability. 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 height: 1 m.

Minimum length: 0.6 mm (footprint 9 m).

Colour: brown.


The definition of this map symbol was updated on 16.09.2022: Correction of the graphic of the symbol.

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