[Tagging] water parks and swimming pools

Ronnie Soak chaoschaos0909 at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 15 09:09:05 GMT 2013

2013/1/15 Martin Vonwald <imagic.osm at gmail.com>

> > (I may also add landuse=basin, but this may be overkill.)
> I don't think it's overkill I think it's wrong. Although a swimming
> pool is "An area of land artificially graded to hold water." it
> doesn't feel right. Have a look at the subkey "basin" and its values.

Ok. I was just looking for a key to maybe use for water features that are
so clearly not for swimming that I hesitate to use the swimming_pool tag.
E.g.: childrens basins, the high diving basin, the pool at the end of the
waterslide etc.

> > Tag the playing fields as e.g. leisure=pitch, sport=volleyball,
> > surface=sand,
> > further features as amenity = playground, amenity=showers,
> amenity=toilets,
> > amenity=fast_food etc, mostly attached to a building=yes if appropriate.
> > The green around would be a leisure=park, landcover=grass.
> Hm... is leisure=park really useful/correct here. You already tagged
> the whole area with leisure=water_park and in my understanding this
> means that everything that's not tagged as a specific feature or
> building is green.

Maybe I explained that wrong. I didn't want a 'background' tag just for the
rest of the area, but
one for the well kept green used as recreational area, taking a sun bath,
let the children play etc.
(As opposed to additional unkept green, bushes, trees and areas not meant
for public access.)
In some unfortunated urban water parks those areas might not even be green
at all, but made of concrete or paved.

> I think the best place for some additional documentation would be the
> article about leisure=water_park. We should add there a list of
> related features with examples and links to the keys.
Yes. I would volunteer to do that if I get some more feedback here.

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