[Tagging] sports_centre

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon Jul 16 10:01:31 BST 2012


On 07/16/12 10:24, Philip Barnes wrote:
> Sports centres are usually big, often municipal with a swimming pool and
> the like.
> In the UK the smaller places you are describing would be called gyms.

amenity=gym is rarely used and the wiki page advises against using it 
because it is "ambiguous": 

I find that surprising because it seems that sports_centre is even more 
ambiguous or misunderstood - at least if someone tells me he's going to 
the gym I know what they mean.

Maybe we should simply define that amenity=gym means exactly these 
"smaller places that I am describing" and change the wiki accordingly? I 
have had a quick glance at the ~500 existing amenity=gym objects and I 
think the tag is used exactly for this purpose already, so we'd only be 
documenting an existing practice.

It seems that there once was a Proposed_features/Gym page which has been 
removed by Harry Wood (explicit Cc as I don't know if he reads this) - 
unsure if he did so because he was convinced that there is too much 
ambiguity or just for procedural reasons.


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