[Tagging] Explain sport=multi

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Thu Dec 8 13:21:29 GMT 2011

I would use it for sports facilities not dedicated to specific sports.
If you look at a typical sports stadium not dedicated to a soccer team, 
you often have the running lane around, a sandbox for jumping, a 
facility to do high jumps, probably even facilities for shot-put and so on.
Of course it's possible to map this in more detail and to get every 
single field separated with distinct sport=* tags, but for the overall 
facility and/or for an initial, rough mapping, sport=multi is fine for me.

Indoors you very often have gyms, where different colored lines mark 
different kinds of sport fields, like basketball, soccer, badminton, 
volleyball and more. But on top of that other sports usually are done 
here by schools or other people - like gymnastics, dancing, aerobics or 
others. So multi is most often better than a list of the specific sport 
types done currently.

It's different for gyms operated by a specific sports club - like a 
soccer club or a martial arts community, using the gym dedicated to the 
specific sports done within that community.


Am 08.12.2011 14:09, schrieb Erik Johansson:
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 13:53, Tobias Knerr<osm at tobias-knerr.de>  wrote:
>> Erik Johansson wrote:
>>> sport=multi is very well used but have no description in the wiki. Is
>>> there anyone that uses this tag?
>>> For some reason I get the feeling this is at least when I see it used
>>> as a shorthand for multiple values on a sport key
>> I'd use sport=multi on a typical gym that can be used for essentially
>> every kind of (indoor) sport.
> So you just use this for _indoor_ sport activities, so it can be
> everything from just an indoor  leisure=pitch to something with lots
> of small rooms for different sports like dojos for Aikido/Judo and
> spinnings setups?
> I've seen it used on out door arenas.

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