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Sports icons

Posted by st0nes on 9 June 2011 in English (English)

Hi,

How do I find and add icons for sports facilities i.e. gym, golf course, &c? The only three available are swimming pool, hunting stand(?) and something else which I've forgotten.

Regards,
Mark

Comment from Sanderd17 on 9 June 2011 at 15:55

Please look here to find the current icons, the criteria for new icons (if you want to make a new one) and how to request that your icon appears on the map.

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Comment from Richard on 9 June 2011 at 17:36

Mark: you'll find that there are several more that are available as areas. If you draw a box, then select from the menu on the left under "Sport and Leisure", you'll see some others.

If the ones you want still aren't there, then either draw a box, or put a 'generic' point-of-interest in by double-clicking. Then have a look at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features . This has a vast list of 'tags' you can add for pretty much anything you like. You add these by switching to 'Advanced' mode and then using the 'Add' button for each one.

Sanderd17: you've misunderstood the question; this is about presets in Potlatch 2.

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Comment from st0nes on 10 June 2011 at 05:39

Thanks for the replies. There must be millions of gyms on this ridiculous planet--I can't believe I'm the first person who wants to add one to openstreetmap, but it seems that that is the case. The wiki does not have an icon for it, and I am not talented enough to design one, so I suppose I'll just let it be.

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Comment from Sanderd17 on 10 June 2011 at 07:43

A gym is not a sport, it's a place where you do sports. As such, it is probably best to tag it leisure=sports_centre: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:leisure%3Dsports_centre

If you want to, you can tag the possible sports separately.

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Comment from st0nes on 10 June 2011 at 07:51

Thanks Sandert17. Sports centre is not what a gym is, and as regards a gym not being a sport, neither is a swimming pool or a golf course; you cannot place a sport on a map, only a place where sport takes place, so there should be an icon for a gym just as there are icons for swimming pools, hunting hides(?) and golf courses.

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Comment from Damouns on 10 June 2011 at 08:29

See also this Project of the week about gyms and dojos: you have to tag them amenity=gym. There is no way to tag them directly with an icon in Potlatch, you have to click on "Advanced" to add these tags. You are not the first person who wants to add a gym on OSM!

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Comment from topp on 11 June 2011 at 17:11

I think these restrictions are ridiculous. Why is there no possibility to increase the number of usable icons?

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