[Tagging] Explain sport=multi

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 14:32:08 GMT 2011

Another outdoors example is at a park or school where there is a field
which is used for various sports--soccer, baseball, football, etc (even ice
hockey when they create a rink for the winter)--at different times.

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 7:21 AM, Peter Wendorff <wendorff at uni-paderborn.de>wrote:

> Hi.
> 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.
> regards
> Peter
> 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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