[Tagging] leisure=events

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Mar 10 17:09:31 UTC 2014

On Sun, 2014-03-09 at 20:49 +0100, Martin Koppenhoefer 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"?)
Fairground is not a good choice, a fairground is often a permanent
landuse, certainly not an event. It will have rides, rollercoasters,
amusement arcades and the like there that can be mapped any time and
other things Americans usually call a fairground and amusement park.

Phil (trigpoint)

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