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An editor has carefully tagged about 35 or more nodes with "amenity=theatre" at the site of a large music festival. (They have also done a nice job on the permanent tracks and boundaries.) These stages and tents are present for three to four days once a year, a little longer during construction and deconstruction, and there is no permanent structure the rest of the time. They won't be there at all this year (2020).

I don't want to be an arse, but I don't think these "theatres" should be on the map. Thoughts? Is there any kind of compromise tagging that would be more appropriate?

asked 14 Apr '20, 15:18

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Your approach (not to add such structures) is certainly the more common one. Some festivals (e.g. Glastonbury) have some multiple-use structures that are there all year and are mapped; most do not.

That said, I don't think a question like this is a good fit for this help site (it doesn't really have an answer; people just have opinions). I'd suggest mentioning it on a local mailing list or forum, and also mention it to the person who added it, saying that most people don't add such things to OSM, and perhaps a service like uMap would be a better fit for what they want?

(14 Apr '20, 16:22) SomeoneElse ♦

I think the 'most transient' thing that is commonly mapped are Christmas Markets? But they tend to last more than a few days.

(14 Apr '20, 21:06) InsertUser

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