NOTICE: is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum

I don't know if this is within the realm of OSM, but I was wondering.

I ran across a strange feature within a park's satellite imagery, and by deduction of the features seen, it must be for pets (did not make sense for people, definitely not for sport activity or parking). A web search confirmed the fact. Luckily, iD had a leisure=dog_park specifically for this landuse.

Now I am not a pet owner, but suppose I wanted to find somewhere to exercise my imaginary dog. I tried searching for "dog park" but it only found name="dog park" but not leisure=dog_park - some people named their leisure=dog_park with name="dog park" and I found those ...

How should I best tag these so that a pet owner could find these areas? And how should one really be searching for them?

Again this could be outside the scope of mapping but just curious...

asked 24 Jul '19, 03:18

gpserror's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

edited 24 Jul '19, 03:19

If you're searching for a tag you could try Overpass turbo (which is linked from the wiki page template) and share that link, or do your own map using say Leaflet and an Overpass plugin

permanent link

answered 24 Jul '19, 10:48

EdLoach's gravatar image

EdLoach ♦
accept rate: 22%


And using Overpass, you can make a map on umap: e.g.

(24 Jul '19, 11:48) escada

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 24 Jul '19, 03:18

question was seen: 1,487 times

last updated: 24 Jul '19, 11:48

NOTICE: is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum