[Tagging] sports_centre

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 10:15:23 BST 2012

"gym" is a bit colloquial, but if it's already in use then go for it

(potential confusion for German speakers, I guess, but probably tolerable)


On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:01 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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": http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/**
> wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dgym<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dgym>
> 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.
> Bye
> Frederik
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