[OSM-talk] talk Digest, Vol 143, Issue 3, sports tags

St Niklaas St.Niklaas at live.nl
Sun Jul 3 13:10:00 UTC 2016

The description is simply the name of the sport, with no additional


 1. OSM wiki page descriptions of sports tags (Warin)

1) sport=filed_hockey description: Field Hockey


You even could leave field out of it since its an outdoors sports with 2 exceptions inside a building or on an icerink resp hockey:indoor & ice_hockey:icerink

2) sport=australian_football description:*Wikipedia-16px.png Australian
rules football
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Australian_rules_football>*, officially
known as *Australian football*, also called
*football*, *footy*, *Aussie rules*, or *AFL* is a sport
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sport> played between two teams of
eighteen players on the field of either an Australian football ground
a modified cricket field <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cricket_field>,
or a similarly sized sports venue


Way too verbose! And it describes the sport .. not what is on the ground!

So I think a third method would be better ... and that the description
should describe what is on the ground!

3) sport=field_hockey description: A rectangular pitch of x meters by y
meters, with rectangular goals of v height and w width at both ends on
which field hockey is played.

There are different fields in use, grass less and less, artificial turf; water or sand covered.

The artificial field has a size of 91,40 by 55,00 with a border of 2,00 around the field and an border of 2,00 m in the goal region.

The grass fields could be different in seizes.

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