[Tagging] Tagging a private/membership club

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 21:06:22 UTC 2017

On 07-Jan-17 06:48 AM, Mark Wagner wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Jan 2017 13:22:48 -0500
> Andrew Wiseman <awiseman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> Myself and a few other folks in the US have been looking into a way
>> to tag private or membership clubs -- things like the Elks Club,
>> Fraternal Order of Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars club (which are
>> sometimes open to the public) and the fancier private clubs (called
>> gentlemen's clubs in the UK) ones that are members-only, or members
>> and their guests -- like the Yale Club, Cosmos Club, and so on in the
>> US, for example. It seems like the wiki is not very clear.
>> club=* doesn't have anything specific about this:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:club and it seems to be more
>> of the place where a meeting of a club happens, rather than a
>> specific type of facility.
>> Taginfo says amenity=social_club only has two uses, but I don't think
>> that's accurate, I've found about 10 uses myself just searching
>> around for the American Legion, another type of these clubs
>> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/social_club#overview
>> American Legion, a widespread one in the US, is tagged variously as
>> social facility, social centre, bar, social club and others just in a
>> quick search. Social facility is common but seems wrong, as it's more
>> for social services, while these places are more like a
>> bar/restaurant where meetings and events are sometimes held -- but
>> usually not open to the public, unless there's a concert or
>> something. The club members often do charity work as well.
>> To me social_club seems like the best option but there's not
>> agreement on the wiki. What do others think?
> First, you're mis-interpreting the Taginfo results.  There are only two
> "social_club=*" tags, but 500 "amenity=social_club" (as well as 498
> "leisure=social_club", 2 "office=social_club", 2 "club=social_club",
> and a scattering of "historic=", "disused:amenity=", and
> "old_amenity=" tags).
> Second, "amenity=social_club" sounds good to me.  It's what I've been
> using for VFW posts, Moose lodges, and one strangely-placed Hells
> Angels clubhouse.

access=private looks to be a tag your after.

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