[Tagging] why do we discourage leisure=skatepark/skate_park?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 21:28:54 UTC 2018

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On 30. Aug 2018, at 22:19, Tom Pfeifer <t.pfeifer at computer.org> wrote:

>> I'd expect a pitch to be flat.  I'd expect a skateboard park to not be flat. 
> Well that's the old issue of trying to fit a tag semantically to equal natural language, which is not necessary.
> In OSM a pitch can be a field where a particular sport is performed.

in the case of skateparks, the term field doesn’t apply either. If pitch means any facility for any sport we wouldn’t have track or swimming_pool, the meaning of words is not completely dispensable. I agree it makes sense to have generic tags with broad meaning and specific detail can be added, but that doesn’t mean we have to squeeze _everything_ into one tag, sometimes it is more appropriate to use a different tag if things are different, or it gets the smell of tagging for the renderer. 

Similarly, not every place where several pitches are together is a sports centre, it could also be a school or a beach_resort for example. 


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