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Public-images-osm logo.svg natural = mud
Area covered with mud: water saturated fine grained soil without significant plant growth. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto area
Natural mud 100.png
Group: Natural
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
See also
+ wetland=tidalflat
Status: in use


Indicates an area covered with mud, that is wet, water saturated fine grained soil without significant plant growth.

This tag should not be used for areas with intermittent water cover which are water covered or completely dry most of the time. Only use where wet mud is the most common state of the surface.

Since areas of mud are a type of wetland it is usually preferable to tag them natural=wetland with a supplemental tag (like wetland=tidalflat or wetland=mud - depending on the situation).

How to map

Draw an area area around the grounds of the mud and add natural=mud.



See also