[Tagging] wiki page for building=pavilion

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 17:04:05 UTC 2018

On Fri, 28 Dec 2018 at 16:42, Hufkratzer <hufkratzer at gmail.com> wrote:

> I douibt that the description of the tag building=pavilion on its wiki
> page as  "A building providing facilities for users of sports grounds"
> is correct.

It is correct.  For small values of correct.

There are many meanings of "pavilion" but in the UK (remember, OSM uses
British English)
"pavilion", without qualification or context, would most probably bring to
mind a sports pavilion
of some sort.  More specifically, a cricket pavilion.  The wikipedia
article mentions sports
pavilions and cricket pavilions.

Firstly, the usage in the wiki isn't incorrect.

Secondly, building=pavilion has mostly been used for sports pavilions, so
it's too late to
redefine it.  All that could be done is deprecate it and offer
sports_pavilion as well as other
types of pavilions as alternatives.  Good luck with that.

Thirdly, in the sense you want to use it, almost anything could qualify.  A
garage.  A garden shed.
A dog kennel.

Best to let sleeping dogs lie in their pavilions.

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