[Tagging] Sports_centre, gym, dojo

Zsolt Bertalan herrbert74 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 08:49:09 GMT 2012


I try to find a tag for a gymnasium (sports hall) in a school, for a
fitness centre in a shopping centre and other sports facilities, but I
realised there are no tags the community agreed on except for
This is a complicated issue because of overlapping concepts, our
multicultural environment and different needs. For example I just realised
that "sports hall" probably wouldn't even recognised by native english
I think we should have a sport facilities page in the wiki where we can
list and define all the facilities and their required property tags in the
first place. From there we could start off the different feature proposals,
but (mostly) we cannot discuss them separately as they are connected on so
many levels.

Am I on the right track here?


we could use the de facto standards the community use (and possibly
document them in the wiki).
- I wouldn't use leisure=gym as it is confusing.
- I would tag a gymnasium(sports hall) in a school as leisure=gymnasium
- Also, a separate, bigger sports hall gymnasium with spectator's stand as
leisure=gymnasium. Or leisure=arena?
- An outdoor gym as leisure=outdoor_gym
- A fitness studio as leisure=fitness_studio and have tags as solarium=yes,
sauna=yes, massage=no
- etc

Well, these are my preferences, not definitely what the community use
mostly. So, goto 1? :)

Anyway, I would ditch leisure tag and change all tags to amenity as it
always confuses me, but probably there are higher reasons for its
existence, so don't take this seriously.

Zsolt Bertalan

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 7:33 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 4/10/2011 1:09 PM, Alan Mintz wrote:
>> PPS--In the US, "gymnasium" is definitely not limited to places where
>>> people do gymnastics, as mike said it's a large indoor room for a
>>> variety of sports--like basketball and volleyball--and also sometimes
>>> events like assemblies or dances.
>> ... at a school. The long form of the word would normally cause one to
>> think about such a multi-purpose building at a high school or elementary
>> school. Colleges and universities generally have separate facilities for
>> some of those things and name them more specifically. I never hear
>> someone refer to one of the commercial fitness centers as a gymnasium.
> Here the county parks department operates recreation centers/gyms:
> http://www.**orlandomagicocflgyms.net/<http://www.orlandomagicocflgyms.net/>(the Magic paid for these gyms as part of the deal to get a new arena)
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