[OSM-talk] Parks, Recreation Grounds, Sports Centers, and Pitches
dylan.semler at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 23:30:12 BST 2010
I'm really not sure where recreation ground fits in and how it differs from
a park. As mentioned in the discussion on the recreation ground wiki
page, the fact that it is under landuse= whereas park and pitch are under
leisure= furthers my confusion. Perhaps recreation grounds should be
contained within a park, outlining the parts where sports and other physical
activities can be performed?
I've also been thinking about the best way to map a pitch and I'd like to
come up with more specific guidelines than what is outlined by the wiki. My
inclination is that a pitch corresponds to a single playing field (e.g. one
tennis court, one soccer field). It approximately outlines the "in-play"
and a reasonable portion of the "out-of-bounds" areas of the sport.
Typically each pitch would be wholly contained within a park (or a
recreation ground?). Where two pitches overlap (like a baseball diamond on
part of a soccer field) their areas would overlap as well. For larger
complexes, the pitches might have names like "Field A" and "Field B" and
their containing park or recreation grounds would have names like "Big
Soccer Park". What are people's thoughts?
I am also confused about sports centers. The wiki seems to suggest that
it's only to be used for indoor sports facilities (i.e. arenas).
However, the only places I've seen it in use on the map is for outdoor
fields/areas that serve multiple sports. If the wiki is correct, I'm
inclined to consider these outdoor places parks or recreation grounds.
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