[Talk-ca] Newbee questions...

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Tue Sep 30 05:47:40 BST 2008

On 29 Sep 2008 at 22:57, Colin McGregor wrote:

>> - In behind the Perth town hall is a bandstand, a roughly 20' across
>> octagon that raises a band maybe 3' above the ground, and provides a
>> roof in case of rain/snow. Okay, so how does one tag something like
>> that? For now I have used the "Arts Centre" tag, as it is a
>> performing arts location (of the most basic sort), but is there a
>> better tag?

and richard at weait.com replied:

>Not a bad choice.  Why not have a look at
>http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Proposed_features and revive
>Music_venue, or add "stage" or "bandshell"?

There's one of these in Elmira too.  It only shows up when I select 
"Show Map Data", which gives me this when I click on the link:


I picked "amenity=public_building, name=Bandstand" since JOSM didn't 
offer anything more appropriate.  I'll be happy to change it to 
something better.

BTW, purists will insist that a bandstand is not a bandshell.  The 
bandstand is a raised platform, possibly with a roof, but a 
bandshell is a stage with an acoustic scoop behind it.


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