|For categorising any specific sport|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 108|
|Status: De facto|
|Tools for this tag|
The sport=* tag is used to identify one or more sports which can be played within or on some physical feature. A list of sports is given below.
A sport=* should normally also be associated with a suitable physical feature where it is performed; often this is leisure=pitch or leisure=track although other surfaces or features are sometimes appropriate, for example natural=beach for swimming and scuba diving. A leisure=sports_centre may be associated with a number of sports. Where individual sports are played at distinct identifiable places then identify the sport with the particular pitch etc. Where a number of sports are associated with a single feature then separate the sports with a ';', for example 'gymnastics;badminton'.
Several sports rely on different or additional tagging, whitewater sports use specific tagging to tag waterways, Proposed features/Climbing routes are tagged as ways with grades and there is special mapping for highway=via_ferrata.
Since this is a non-physical tag it should be combined with one of these (physical) tags:
Primary sports facilities
- leisure=sports_centre - several sports on a terrain or under one roof
- leisure=stadium - a stadium
- leisure=track - race track (athletics, cycling, horse_racing, ...)
- leisure=pitch - playing field, can also be in a building
- leisure=horse_riding - equestrian facility, riding centre
- leisure=swimming_pool (swimming, scuba diving, gymnastics, ...)
Specific sports facilities
In these facilities the sport=* should not be used, since it is already stated what kind of sport.
The colour of areas should be determined by the physical tags mentioned above. The sport-tag itself should only result in an appropriate icon. When there's no other (physical) tag some default color could be applied, though this wouldn't encourage proper mapping.