[Tagging] How to tag sports halls?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 00:51:33 UTC 2018


On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 12:33 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> I think of table tennis as a sport, so see no reason why the playing area
> for table tennis should not be tagged as a pitch in OSM.
>

In British English, "pitch" has a specific meaning with respect to sport.
The equivalent in US and Canadian English
is "playing field" or "sports field."  It is grass or artificial grass for
running around, and being tackled to the ground.
Grass or artificial grass to prevent injuries when being tackled to the
ground.  Grass or artificial grass to prevent the
surface being churned to mud on rainy days.

It makes no sense whatsoever, in British English, to talk of a table tennis
pitch any more than it would be to talk of a
table-tennis field.  There's a reason it's called "table tennis" not "pitch
tennis" or "field tennis."  Pitches are large
enough for 22 men to run around on (smaller versions for kiddies) kicking
or throwing or hitting a ball.

Chess? Not certain if that can be classified as a 'sport' ... certainly a
> game of skill. Should there be another OSM key for games of skill?
>

Whatever you classify chess as, it's played on a board, not a pitch or a
field.  Maybe if you play with human pieces (a
novelty game) you might play it on marked grass but it would still be
referred to as a board, not a pitch.

Looking through th eOSM list of sports ... Yoga? As a sport


I tried yoga once.  It tasted like sour milk to me.

-- 
Paul
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