[OSM-talk] Tagging concert / music hall

Jóhannes Birgir Jensson joi at betra.is
Mon Jul 20 19:02:14 UTC 2015

Hello Peter.

I found this same issue 2 years ago, when tagging Salurinn 

We achieve this by using the correct tag, in this case 
amenity=music_hall (both classical and smaller pop concerts are played 
there). There is no ultimate judge, use it and it becomes a standard.

--Jói / Stalfur

Þann 20.7.2015 17:39, skrifaði Peter vd Kamp:
> I tried to tag two music halls in my hometown Haarlem, The 
> Netherlands. I was surprised that I couldn't find a tag 'concert hall' 
> or 'music hall'. I found this help question: 
> https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/13007/which-tag-should-be-used-for-a-concert-hall
> The solution suggested there is to use 'theatre' for concert hall and 
> nightclub for smaller concert halls.
> In the Dutch language a theatre is something completely different than 
> a concert hall: theatre is used for buildings where you can look at 
> plays, cabaret, comedies. Concert hall is used for buildings where you 
> can listen to classical music (e.g. Concertgebouw, Amsterdam). Music 
> hall is used for buildings where you can listen to e.g. rock concerts 
> or new, promising bands (e.g. Heineken Music Hall (HMH), Ziggo Dome 
> (ZD), both in Amsterdam). A nightclub is associated with an intimate 
> atmosphere where 'easy listening' or jazz music is played, with a 
> limited number of visitors. HMH and ZD absolutely do not fit into this 
> definition, they are now both tagged with theatre, which I consider 
> wrong. So I'm strongly in favour of having appropriate tags for the 
> before mentioned buildings: concert hall and music hall. How can this 
> be achieved?
> Peter van der Kamp
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