[Tagging] leisure=events

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 23:36:58 UTC 2014


I like both of these:

landuse=events

landuse=civic

Regards,
Dave


On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 4:41 AM, jonathan <jonathan at bigfatfrog67.me> wrote:

>  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> wrote:
>
>>
>> 2014-03-09 17:18 GMT+01:00 Antônio Marcos <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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