[Tagging] [OSM-newbies] Community Centres

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 10:02:46 GMT 2009

In 'small towns' its possable for 1 building to be it ALL (including a
pub/post office etc)

in the case where a building has many uses & isnt clearly defined, i
would tag it as "building=yes" for the area, then have nodes for each
use. If a 'section' of a building is 'designated use' then you can
draw it like a floor plan, where an area of the building=yes is a
perminant pub, then a smaller area can be shown as that. IMO


On 11/22/09, Peter Childs <pchilds at bcs.org> wrote:
> 2009/11/22 Nick Austin <nick.w.austin at gmail.com>:
>> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 9:39 PM, Karl <karl at digitalattic.net> wrote:
>>> Your description
>>> The first thing that came to my mind was what we call a "community
>>> hall", a multi-purpose building that can be rented by various local
>>> community groups, or by individuals for private functions. Things such
>>> as Boy Scouts meetings, and wedding receptions, or community
>>> Fits what I'm describing exactly.
>>> Thanks Karl
>>> gatherings/dances would be held in these facilities.
>> amenity=townhall seems to fit.  It includes village halls which is
>> what these are know as in the UK.
>> Nick.
> Yes, But a Town Hall tends to say its the Council Offices,
> Headquarters of Local Govenment... Which its not. A Town Hall and a
> Community Centre are two completly different things. Except of course
> when it comes to the OSM idea of a town hall, Which is likely to cause
> confusion.
> I've got nothing against this use of Town Hall I just feel it may
> cause some confusion, and may mean the tags difficult to find and then
> does not get used.
> It might be a good idea if we had a tag to tag any premises that is
> available for multiple purposes and can be rented, ie Scout Huts,
> Community Centres, Church Halls, Sports Club Halls, etc etc..... maybe
> rentable=yes and maybe even club=scouts;church;toddlers;etc. to list
> the multiple uses of the premisies at different times.
> Just an idea.
> Peter.
> Peter
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