[Tagging] Amphitheatre or outdoor non-sports venue

johnw johnw at mac.com
Wed Sep 14 08:42:59 UTC 2016

after searching the wiki for the correct spelling of amphitheatre (oops),  I found: 

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dtheatre <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity=theatre>

"For tagging amphitheatres <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphitheatre>, open-air or outdoor theatres, the Talk page <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Tag:amenity%3Dtheatre#open_air_theatre> suggests using theatre:type <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key:theatre:type&action=edit&redlink=1>=amphi <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:theatre:type%3Damphi&action=edit&redlink=1>.” 

*sigh*  what is an Amphi? theatre:type=amphitheatre makes more sense, and the other types I suggest would be :type=natural and :type=stage. 

looking for input on how to reconcile arts_centre and theatre. 


> On Sep 14, 2016, at 2:15 PM, Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2016-09-14 at 14:04 +0900, johnw wrote:
>> I’m trying to tag an outdoor venue I would call
>> an https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphitheatre. It is a “natural” one,
>> with a stage near a lake, with terraces seating for picnics or
>> standing for a crowded performance. 
> [...]
>> Large camps, outdoor parks, and other places will have a outdoor
>> stadium-like place, but has no ability to host a sporting event - it
>> is a “performance” venue - people on a “stage" doing something for an
>> audience: a music concert, standup, religious performance
>> Event Venue, music Venue, and proposals are abandoned. "Stadium" seems
>> to be focused on sports, as it should be. Sports Arenas and stadiums
>> can be adapted for music events, but like a movie theatre or
>> performance hall, these are primarily a performance-only venue. these
>> are outdoor versions of a performance hall. 
>> is there some amenity=* tag I am missing that I should be using?
>> Putting “stadium” or sports venue on these seems pretty wrong. 
> Is there anything about amenity=arts_centre that says it has to
> necessarily be indoor?
> I propose:
> amenity=arts_centre and either:
> arts_centre=ampitheatre or
> arts_centre=outdoor
> -- 
> Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>
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