[Tagging] Swimming pool lanes

bkil bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com
Wed May 19 13:50:46 UTC 2021

lanes=* are typically added to linear features, that could cause some
head scratching. Should we also use lane_markings=no? (I'm starting to
envision turn lanes, oneway marks and seeing surface=water...)

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 3:43 PM ITineris OSM <itineris.osm at gmx.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to tag the number of the lanes in a swimming pool.
> Though there is a "lanes" tag for highways, its Wiki page does not mention pools.
> Wiki pages on swimming ("leisure=swimming_pool", "sport=swimming", "Swimming and bathing") don't mention this feature.
> I believe it would be a useful tag to indicate the capacity of the pool (2...10 lanes for an SCM pool makes a difference), or to help to choose pools for events. (8 lanes for a competition, 10 lanes for World Championship or Olympics, etc.).
> So. Should one use the existing "lanes" (and add it to the Wiki page), or "swimming_lanes" (as one suggests on the Wiki talk page, though not in use) or "swimming_pool:lanes" or what?
> Greets,
> Ákos
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