How to map. Area of the pool
We should maybe have a "how to map" section on this page. One question for that is... do we draw the way around the edge of the watery area of a swimming pool, or around the wider building (when mapping a swimming pool facility) ? I'm sure that's been discussed somewhere before -- Harry Wood (talk) 12:49, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
- Personally, I am marking with a single node. I am thinking very roughly of the density of swimming pools in a residential area as a co-variate with affluence; to this end, I'm tagging with a node every swimming pool I find while editing (I don't focus on finding these, but if I see one, I tag it). At some point in the future, one might do a density-vs.-demographics study ... something which only OSM could be used for (no other mapping resource in widespread use support consistent tagging of private swimming pools that I know of). --Ceyockey (talk) 00:13, 18 February 2016 (UTC)
- Yeah clearly it's fine to start with node, and someone might refine it to an area later. but...
- The question is where should the area be drawn, during such a refinement?
- User:SelfishSeahorse has recently answered the question with this edit creating a "how to map" section. Thanks!
- -- Harry Wood (talk) 13:21, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
What if kids only swimming pool ?
How should we label swimming pools dedicated for small children ?
--User:Kupsztal 21:22, 5 July 2017
- They can also be tagged leisure=swimming_pool, but without sport=swimming, because they are not suitable for swimming. In addition, you could add a description like description=paddling pool. --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 17:35, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
I feel the mapping rules are inconsistent:
- If I have a facility with pools intended for sports only, I mark the area as sports=swimming, and the water area as leisure=swimming_pool.
- If I have a facility with slides and pools, I mark the area as leisure=water_park, and the water as leisure=swimming_pool.
- But if I have a outdoors facility with pools intended for recreation, I mark the actual water areas only, despite of the entire area being limited to customers only. (Marking the pools as access=customers would be false, since the access is restricted to the whole facility, not only the actual pools).
access=yes is not very meaningful. It should be the opposite of access=private. Then you could use access=public. As a rule, however, it is assumed that the public has access and you should not add anything like this.--geozeisig (talk) 06:36, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
access=yesmeans public access (see Key:access),
access=publicis just an undocumented duplicate that isn't understood by the standard layer (and likely by other applications using OSM data). I would also prefer not using
access=yes, however, there are many private swimming pools not tagged
access=private, therefore if a swimming pool has no access tag, you can't tell if it is public or not. Recently, there was a similar discussion about private car parks not tagged
access=privateand apparently I was the only one assuming that no access tag implies public access (see discussion). --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 07:22, 3 October 2017 (UTC)