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range distance might be of interest, and for me also whether I am allowed to shoot with crossbow or bow and arrow. I also know that some ranges does not allow pistols, and some do not allow rifles, so type of weapon should also be tagged. --Skippern 18:39, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

tag for physical object

According to sport, the sport tag may only be used as an additional tag to some object, which has to be tagged as the object. So, what is a shooting range? Is it a recreation_ground? --Ipofanes 04:32, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

I think we should consider scrapping this entirely and redoing it. leisure=range sport=* pistol,rifle,archery for dedicated target shooting facilities and leisure=combat_sport_field sport=paintball,airsoft,laser_tag,boffer_combat,sca_heavy_combat for dedicated facilities for large scale combat sports. This is more consistent with other usage of the 'sport' tag, and eliminates the 'type' tag which eliminates many conflicts with other type tags (Such as multipolygons) --Hai-Etlik 23:17, 5 November 2010 (UTC)


On other maps (at least in Sweden) shooting ranges are usually marked with an arrow that stretches over the range in the direction of the shooting. Something similar would be nice to do in OSM. --Erik Lundin 13:03, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

The object would have to have a direction, too, then. Unfortunately, sport=shooting may only apply to nodes and closed paths.--Ipofanes 04:30, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

CLosed to public

I encountered a range that is only open to the local police department. With advice that I received in #osm , it's suggested to add the tag access=private for any ranges not open to the general public.

So how one should tag shooting range given that sport=shooting is not enough?

leisure=pitch + sport=shooting? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 16:55, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

That's a valid question given the state of this article, and your guess seems quite right to me. shooting=* lists leisure=pitch and sport=shooting as required tags, and the German article suggests that shooting ranges should be tagged with
Why shooting=range not is a documented value is another question, given that it's the most common value for the tag. --Erik Lundin (talk) 19:38, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
I attempted to improve this page. Hopefully it is now better. I ave no experience with shooting=range, I will leave creation of this page for somebody with more knowledge about this topic. Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 10:23, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
I brought up shooting=range for discussion at Talk:Key:shooting, and it seems that shooting=* was meant to distinguish between different types of shooting ranges (rifle/paint_ball/clay_pigeon/pistol). As I then understand it, it's the combination the combination leisure=pitch + sport=shooting that makes a shooting range. If nobody objects to that, I'll edit this article to make that clear. --Erik Lundin (talk) 11:07, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
Done. Warin61 (talk) 04:45, 17 January 2019 (UTC)


Page currently mentions range=paintball. Is it really a subtype of sport=shooting? I expected a separate sport=paintball. Taginfo is not helpful as usage is really low. Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 10:20, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

The weapon used could be tag using shooting:weapon=paintball;rifle;pistol;air_gun. I agree though, paintball is completely different from sport=shooting and so should have sport=paintball, taginfo has this at >500 uses, more popular than the others and it has an OSMwiki page so that is what I'd go with. Warin61 (talk) 04:58, 17 January 2019 (UTC)