[Tagging] Swimming pool lanes

Robert Skedgell rob at hubris.org.uk
Wed May 19 14:58:38 UTC 2021

If there's no highway=* tag and it's not on a way, is there really much
risk that lanes=* would cause any confusion?

lanes=* already appears to be in use for leisure=track

Whatever is used, it may also be necessary to tag for COVID-19
adjustments (e.g. lanes:covid19=*). All my local pools are using
double-width lanes at the moment.

Robert Skedgell (rskedgell)

On 19/05/2021 14:50, bkil wrote:
> 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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