[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Sauna

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Mon Jun 11 07:29:50 UTC 2018

I suggest adding `sauna=gay`, for a gay bathhouse. "gay" is a
simplification since many men who have sex with men visit them (not just
gay men). `sauna=msm` sounds clinical and might be not obvious to data

In some countries (like Germany) saunas are always naked, in others
(e.g. Ireland) that is definitely not the case, you're expected to wear
your swimsuit). I don't know if that's worth tagging or if data users
should just deduce it from the country.

On 10/06/18 14:01, Jyri-Petteri Paloposki wrote:
> Hi,
> proposing a new (or actually amended) use of the sauna key to specify
> which kind of sauna the leisure=sauna is. The proposal can be found in
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/sauna.
> The proposed values as of now are as follows:
> – sauna=yes
>    General purpose value
> – sauna=hot
>    A Finnish-style sauna with a temperature of over 60°C because of the
> water thrown on the rocks of the stove. This kind of sauna is relatively
> dry because of the high temperature.
> – sauna=steam
>    A Turkish-style steam sauna with a lower temperature and limited
> visibility because of the steam generated.
> – sauna=smoke
>    A Finnish-style hot sauna in which the stove has no chimney but
> instead the smoke fills the room when the sauna is prepared, and the
> smoke is then ventilated out when the sauna is ready.
> – sauna=dry
>    A non-steam dry sauna in which water is not thrown on the stove.
> – sauna=aroma
>    A sauna that constantly has an aroma. A Finnish sauna with occasional
> aroma liquid added to the water is tagged as sauna=hot.
> – sauna=infrared
>    A sauna-like construction that is used for infrared therapy.
> Best regards,

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