[Tagging] leisure=swimming_pool for the pool or the complex?

Gerhard Hermanns gerhard.hermanns at uni-due.de
Tue Jul 23 06:43:18 UTC 2013


I don't agree with the use of the "landuse"-key.

Landuse should be used for larger areas where you need a (generic) term 
for a conglomerate of objects (like "landuse=residential" for an area 
with houses, garages, gardens, streets - each of which can also be 
mapped seperately), but not for single objects like a pool.

Am 23.07.2013 05:23, schrieb John F. Eldredge:
> I am saying that the land_use tag makes sense for in-ground pools, 
> since they greatly reduce the odds of the land subsequently being used 
> for some other purpose.

In that case it would also be valid to use "landuse=building" or 
something like that because the same argument holds here. I don't think 
that the landuse-key should be used in such way. In short, I'm a bit 
concerned about the increasing use of the landuse-key for everything 
that covers a relatively small space, since the key is intended for 
large areas.


> Yes, I know such reuse does happen on rare occasions; the city of 
> Nashville, TN, closed all of its public pools in the 1960's rather 
> than obey a court order to integrate them, and turned at least one of 
> the pools into a sunken garden.
> Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
>     On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 7:04 PM, John F. Eldredge
>     <john at jfeldredge.com <mailto:john at jfeldredge.com>> wrote:
>         You state "The pool after all is a man-made object that just
>         sits on the ground". Some pools sit on the surface of the
>         ground, and so could potentially be moved from one location to
>         another. Others are built into an excavation, and can't be
>         moved without demolishing them. They are a permanent change to
>         the landscape, unless you fill them in.
>     Surely you don't mean to suggest we need to map a distinction
>     between movable and unmovable pools?
>     Last week I watched a building getting moved.
>     As a kid my parents went to the low rent ski area.  The lift poles
>     were different colors, sometimes two or three to a pole. The lift
>     had been assembled from the parts of other lifts decommissioned at
>     other areas.
>     Everything in the "man_made" category can be
>     moved, including at unsustainable cost, the in-ground pools.
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