[OSM-talk] Soccer or football?
darryl at shpak.ca
Tue Aug 7 00:09:48 BST 2007
I noticed that Map_features currently defines both sport=football and
sport=soccer. Since, in general, the map tags reflect British usage,
this rather confuses me.
What's the general opinion on sport=football? Does it denote a place to
play the game that's called football in England (known as soccer in
North America), or the game that's called football in North America?
Given the existence of sport=soccer, I'm leaning towards the interpretation:
sport=soccer: A field for playing the game with two teams kicking a
round, black-and-white ball (Association football)
sport=football: A field for playing the game with two teams carrying
and throwing (and occasionally kicking) a brown oblong ball (American
football and Canadian football)
I'm assuming there's no confusion with "rugby football", which would be
sport=rugby. I don't know where Australian football or Gaelic football
would fit in.
Opinions? I'd like to add clarification to the wiki, but first I'd like
to know how other people are using the tag sport=football.
- Darryl (Dshpak)
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