[Tagging] building=clubhouse

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 05:40:12 UTC 2018

building=clubhouse is fine as value, unless

- the club is located in a pub (e.g. darts, pools, biljarts)
- the club is located in the former barn of a farm (e.g. old timer
(car) club I know).
- perhaps building=civic when the club is located in a town hall or so.

there are probably other examples where a club is located in a
building that not build as a building to house a club.

There are plenty of buildings for soccer clubs (or other sports) or
dog school/clubs that I see as building=clubhouse. Just not all of


On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 7:21 AM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19/07/18 18:20, Tobias Knerr wrote:
> > On 19.07.2018 05:15, Warin wrote:
> >> Would it not be best to combine all theses into building=clubhouse?
> > I'm not opposed to the general idea of having a sport-independent tag
> > for clubhouses, if we can agree on a suitable tag. However, please
> > remember that the value of building=* does _not_ indicate what the
> > building is used for. So I don't think it's a good choice for this
> > purpose.
> Building is supposed to be used for the outside appearance.
> However building=house is used, and there are many different varieties
> of appearances of houses .. yet they all have the same function.
> Similar variations exist for other OSM buildings.
> Yet there looks to be little in the way of mappers complaining about the
> tagging.
> Clubhouses exhibit a similar range, yet they do have characteristics
> that help identify them.
> Leaving them marked building=yes and having to include another tag for
> 'clubhouse' I don't think is good.
> If there is to be yet another tag then perhaps building:function=* might
> be used?
> Of course almost all building=house would be tagged
> building:function=house, same for commercial etc etc .. they almost
> always have the same function.
> There, of course, are a few exceptions... perhaps this is a way of
> tagging them.
> The default value for building:function could be taken as that of the
> building= tag to make life easier for the vast majority of features.
> ???
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