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Public-images-osm logo.svg sport = archery
Archery competition.jpg
The art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: Sports
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: de facto

Indicating that Archery is the sport the facility or area is intended for.

Wikipedia Description Link

[W] Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow, from Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times, its main use is that of a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically known as an "archer" or a "bowman", and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as a toxophilite.[1]

How to Map

Draw the area area of the archery range and add leisure=pitch + sport=archery.

Tags to use in combination

  • archery=* to describe the particular variety
  • hazard=archery_range for when course boundaries are demarcated to prevent passersby accidentally entering the projectile area
  • name=*
  • surface=*

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Pictogram Example

Archery Pictogram
A pictogram for Archery

Photo Examples


  1. The noun "toxophilite", meaning "a lover or devotee of archery, an archer", is derived from Toxophilus by Roger Ascham —"imaginary proper name invented by Ascham, and hence title of his book (1545), intended to mean 'lover of the bow'." "toxophilite, n." Oxford English Dictionary. Second edition, 1989; online version November 2010. <http://www.oed.com:80/Entry/204131>; accessed 10 March 2011. Earlier version first published in New English Dictionary, 1913.