[Tagging] Sports_centre, gym, dojo

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 21:05:16 BST 2011

What you refer to as "gym" sounds like what I'd call a "health club" or
"fitness club".  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_club  Is it supposed to
be tagged as sports centre?  The wiki description makes me think a sports
centre is a pretty large structure, whereas there are some pretty small
health club locations.

Regarding dojos, is there something that could apply more generally than
dojo (which seems to usually be used for martial arts)?  For example, there
is a fencing club near me, or what about a small aerobics or yoga studio?

Thanks, Brad

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> May will be sport and activity month for Project of the Week / Project
> of the Month.
> Some aspects of tags in this space are well understood and widely
> used.  Can we clear up a few more of them?
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:leisure=sports_centre
> might include racquet sport courts, a gymnasium, exercise equipment, a
> running track and an ice hockey rink.
> leisure=pitch, sport=* is well established.
> What is the ideal tagging for a shop with exercise equipment for use.
> Treadmills, stair climbers, stationary bikes, free weights and weight
> machines for use by members.  Local slang here might call that a
> "gym".  amenity=gym is used in ~400 locations with sport=gym and
> leisure=gym each near 50.
> Also locally, a "gymnasium" is a large indoor sport floor which can be
> configured for multiple sports like gymnastics, basketball,
> volleyball, murderball, etc.  taginfo says only 16 instances of
> leisure=gymnasium are in OSM at the moment.  A lone gymnasium would
> seem unusual around here.  They are typically included as part of a
> leisure=sports_centre.  Does that match with experiences elsewhere?
> Is the distinction between gym and gymnasium too fine?  Should
> synonyms be found?
> And what about martial arts dojos?  Amenity=dojo and sport=dojo are
> rare indeed with only a handful of entries.  A dojo might be part of a
> gym that has a sport floor or held as an event at a sports_centre.
> Others are stand alone businesses.  Around here, they are often in a
> retail store front, with a sport fioor of some sort, and changing
> rooms.  They might also sell some of the tools or clothing associated
> with the sport.  I'm inclined towards amenity=dojo,
> sport=martial_arts, martial_art=$specific_art
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