[Tagging] leisure=events

jonathan jonathan at bigfatfrog67.me
Sun Mar 9 21:41:51 UTC 2014


I definitely think there is a need for this, I can think of many places 
around the UK this could apply to.

landuse=events is better than leisure=*

Jonathan

http://bigfatfrog67.me

On 09/03/2014 21:31, Tod Fitch wrote:
> It seems to me that landuse=events is reasonable. Most of the places 
> called fairgrounds where I am are used for other events other than the 
> traditional once a year fair. There are often swap meets, animal 
> shows, concerts, and other events held during the year. And the area 
> often (always in my experience but I've not seen many) have amenities 
> on the grounds like toilets, food concessions, etc.
>
> Using event_space or event_place seems odd to me: And area already 
> denotes a space or place. We don't say residential_place or 
> industrial_place in our tags, so my preference would be for 
> landuse=events.
>
> -Tod
>
>
>
> On Mar 9, 2014, at 2:04 PM, Antônio Marcos wrote:
>
>> I've never heard of "fairground", but it seems to be a quite specific 
>> tag that could be substituted by or even inside the events area. The 
>> events tag is indeed supposed to be generic, just like 
>> landuse=retail, which demarks areas used by shops, and the leisure or 
>> landuse key before the "events" value should denote that it is an 
>> area where events are carried on (like the ones you cited, circus, 
>> shows etc.). Maybe, if the area hosts a single type of event, it is 
>> considerable to create too an event_type= key that describes the type 
>> of event. I am considering changing back the key leisure to landuse, 
>> as it originally was supposed to be, because it is a land used for 
>> this purpose and may contain facilities (amenities and leisures) used 
>> during the events, such as pitches, toilets, bars and so on. An 
>> example of an area like this is a very famous rodeo place here in 
>> Brazil called Parque do Peão: http://binged.it/1h4EgcT. As you can 
>> see, there is an entire area used for it, where fairs are made and 
>> several amenities for the public are found: the rodeo event is not 
>> comprised only of the rodeo show made in the arena. And there are 
>> many other event-designated places in the world, I believe, thus I 
>> think OpenStreetMap is really lacking this kind of tagging. Back to 
>> the leisure/landuse discussion, stated some points above I think 
>> landuse fits better than leisure and I'd like some more opinions on 
>> this matter, please, before changing it back to landuse=events. If 
>> there needs any other improvement on this tag, please comment. Thanks.
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 4:49 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer 
>> <dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>     2014-03-09 17:18 GMT+01:00 Antônio Marcos <toni.oliv at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:toni.oliv at gmail.com>>:
>>
>>         I have created this proposal some time ago for a new tag
>>         called leisure=events (originally landuse=events), which
>>         should describe areas reserved for events in a city or in a
>>         place (more info at the proposal page
>>         http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/leisure%3Devents).
>>         Does anybody have more opinions and suggestions on this, please?
>>
>>
>>
>>     I think "event" is not a good description for a place where
>>     events take place, something like event_space / event_place would
>>     already be better, but still seems very generic. What kind of
>>     events do you have in mind, folk festivals? parish fairs? trade
>>     fairs? concerts? beer festivals? just to name a few.
>>
>>     For these maybe "fairground" would be a good tag (not sure for
>>     leisure as a key, maybe use a neutral "amenity"?)
>>
>>     cheers,
>>     Martin
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