Proposed features/leisure=sports hall
|Status:||Draft (under way)|
|Definition:||A building that is used as a sports hall|
This proposal is based on the tagging list discussion titled "How to tag sports halls?" in February 2018 which led to the discovery of the tag leisure=sports_hall. At the time this prposal was written, there were already a few objects with this tag in the OSM database but it was not yet documented in the wiki. This proposal is not proposing a new tag but only a documentation (content of a wiki page) for this already existing tag.
In OSM it is usual that sports facilities get a leisure=* tag to make clear that they are really used for sports. It is outside the scope of this proposal to question this habit.
OTOH Tag:leisure=sports_centre explains: "Facilities within a sports centre may include swimming pools, spa, solarium, sauna and/or steam room, sports hall,... Note that you should not place the leisure=sports_centre on inner elements. Use this tag once on the outer area of the sports centre..." This means, that at least these sports halls that are parts of (larger) sports centres schould not be tagged with leisure=sports_centre themselves.
Even if a sports hall is not part of a (larger) sports centre (e.g. on the campus of a school) it may be disputable if it should be tagged as a sports centre. In the discussion on the tagging list (see External Discussions) the majority was for restricting the use of tag leisure=sports_centre to "real" sports centres, to facilities that would be called sports centres in real life. When the tag leisure=sports_centre is used for normal sports halls as well it can no longer serve to find the "real" sports centres.
Therefore it is necesary to have (a documentation for) a more specific leisure=* tag for sports halls.
A building that is used as a sports hall
leisure=sports_hall can be used for a building that is used as a sports hall. The tag can be used for all kinds of sports halls where no other tag (e.g. leisure=fitness_centre, leisure=ice_rink or leisure=sports_centre) is more appropriate, see examples below.
Sports halls are often a part of a sports centre or on a campus of a school. If a sports hall is a part of a sports centre it should not be tagged as a sports centre itdelf.
To describe the kind(s) of sport(s) the sports hall is equipped for use the sport=* tag.
|Sports hall of a university|
|Sports hall of a school|
|Sports hall of a club|
Examples in the OSM database
- of a school ( )
- of sports centre ( )
- OPEN QUESTIONS) of a tennis centre ( ) (compare
- Should this tag be used only for typical sports halls like currently listed under Examples or also for other types of sports related halls like tennis halls (compare section Examples in the OSM database), swimming halls or riding halls?
- How to tag sports halls? (Mailing list arcive Feb. 2018)
- continuation: How to tag sports halls? (Mailing list arcive Mar. 2018)