[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - leisure=fitness_centre

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Mon Dec 29 03:25:55 UTC 2014

On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Andreas Goss <andig88 at t-online.de> wrote:

> ess_centre:access=membership, fitness_centre:access=club? private?
> Or have something like fitness_centre=yes? (Not sure as we already have
> sport=*)
> Honestly didn't think that much about this, because I just wanted a tag in
> the first place ;D

I agree a documented fitness tag is needed.

Looking at the sport tag, it is normally associated with the leisure tag.
Sport isn't a physical tag, where a baseball field is. I think the same
applies to fitness centers. You can survey a fitness center. Not a sport.
As a kid, I played baseball in a vacant lot.

The only other tag that would work is amenity=fitness_centre. Taginfo would
indicate that amenity is the most used.

Taginfo results

leisure=fitness_centre (and other spelling variations) = 452
(leisure=fitness_centre is used 440 times.)
amenity=fitness_centre (and other spelling variations) = 687
(amenity=fitness_center is used 507 times.)

My sense is most fitness centres are not associated with sports centres. To
keep it simple, lets tag fitness centres as either leisure or amenity. I'd
be happy to change the ones I've tagged to whatever the consensus is.

Early on I created a proposal at
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Fitness_Center. It
didn't seem to gain any traction and it was before I understood that
British English spelling was prefered. You are welcome to use any of the


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