[Tagging] Feature request - nascar=*

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Mon Nov 20 04:34:31 UTC 2017

On 11/19/17 7:07 PM, ralph.aytoun at ntlworld.com wrote:
> I also noticed that. In fact the example given in the proposal
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/25.45387/-80.40864 is the
> Homestead-Miami Speedway which hosts not just Nascar but a whole range
> of different events by different companies and sponsors,(IndyCar
> Series, Sports Car Championships see
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead-Miami_Speedway). So the
> facilities at the race track would be used by all of these events and
> not just for Nascar.
> They should be tagged as parts of the race track and not as the
> operator of only one single event that takes place there.
this is correct. NASCAR is a sanctioning body that does not directly own any
race tracks. if we wanted to tag sanctioning bodies it would need to be a
separate tagging scheme. since sanctioning body/track relationships can be
quite fluid, it's a very poor candidate for tagging in OSM.

we already have fairly functional tagging for race circuits. i could
imagine some
tweaks but i don't think we really need this.


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