[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Sauna

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Mon Jun 11 08:40:45 UTC 2018

I suggest to distinguish the key for the operation mode (hot, steam etc)
from those for the expected user group and dress code.

On 11.06.2018 09:29, Rory McCann wrote:
> 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
> users.
> 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.

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