[Tagging] Swimming pools

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 22:02:04 UTC 2015

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> Am 18.12.2015 um 19:38 schrieb Holger Jeromin <gmane at katur.de>:
> Important topic. Imo for an outdoor water area the
> leisure=swimming pool is OK. 

if it's a pool, yes, for the areas around it, no, e.g. sport pitches, playgrounds, lawn, restaurant and cafe, changing rooms etc.
It would be better to suggest a tag for the whole facility as well. Other outdoor swimming water areas that are not pools but lakes, rivers or the sea shouldn't be tagged as swimming pools either (but they might well be considered bathing areas). The same might hold true for outdoor thermal bathing places which aren't pools, or are very small pools where swimming is not possible.

> What about a tag for all swimming facilities (building or area)
> and a separate tag for main usage 
> =fun
> =wellness 
> =health 
> =learning 
> =sport or competitive 

why one tag for swimming, but not diving or jumping? What about foot baths (i.e. shallow water)? The cold water pools of thermal baths or saunas? IMHO there is already an established tag for the places to swim (sport=swimming), but it doesn't cover all areas of water where people go into the water for some reason (leisure, health, recreation etc.), and it doesn't have to. And it doesn't describe the physical characteristics/nature of the place, but is rather an attribute to be added. The range of places is so huge that a single common tag might not be an advantage (i.e. not even for render style maintainers or other data consumers).


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