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The path is a right of way and passes through a reedbed. I drew a polygon for reedbed and tagged it natural=wetland and wetland=reedbed. It has not rendered yet. does the polygon have to be drawn clockwise? a previous edit in another area with natural=wetland and wetland=marsh has rendered. The path rendered fine, and it is not a board walk, so we were fortunate it had not rained much in the last five months, how should it be tagged to show it may be a problem as it does NOT seem to have an easy detour. unlike this one:-

asked 30 Sep '14, 09:08

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(30 Sep '14, 09:10) andy mackey

How about "note:surface"? I've occasionally used that for this sort of information.

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answered 01 Oct '14, 09:32

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That seems a good solution, I have added surface=water_logged but a better wording would be welcome.

(01 Oct '14, 14:54) andy mackey

@andy I'd have gone with surface=mud; give you know the area it would be nice to add designation tags to identify the rights of way.

(01 Oct '14, 15:03) SK53 ♦

We trod on clumps of reeds which sank a bit under our weight, luckily only about 50mm down so good boots were ok, not much mud though. Insidently the ramble was 20km of

(01 Oct '14, 16:36) andy mackey

How about adding an extra tag as access:no=wet or access:boot=yes, there several tracks over here with D-tours in the rain season or floods. Look here These tracks carry the warning use watertight shoes by wet whether or seasonal, it’s a semi flooded area, and yes nobody tagged them as such. This is a track in a river bed, regular flooded as well, but no tags.

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answered 30 Sep '14, 16:47

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The access key is for legal access and should not be misused for recommendations. Besides, the correct tag would be access:conditional=no @ wet according to the conditional restrictions.

(30 Sep '14, 20:02) scai ♦

Scai, Andy still has a point, if access is just legal, there has to be a tag for use at wet, flooded or marshy paths for pedestrians, a gate or log wont do.

(30 Sep '14, 23:11) Hendrikklaas

I think it is self evident in this case that it may be wet sometimes as the path passes through a wetland reedbed and that tags advising to take your gum boots just in case are unnecessary.

(01 Nov '14, 10:15) nevw

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