(Using data from 2020-04-25)
I created some software to generate heatmaps from OpenStreetMap, here's what OSM's
sport tag looks like.
First download the data:
$ make data-ireland-and-britain
Look at the spread. Initially I ran it withouth
steps=..., and tried different values until I got something that looked nice.
$ make heatmap_key key=sport steps=0%,1.5%,4%,10%,22%,35%
Unsurprisingly, this shows urban populated areas. On average Britain, even rural areas, have a higher score than rural Ireland. It's hard to know if that's because of less mapping in Ireland, or less sporting facilities, which might show a difference in cultures.
Let's see what's popular:
$ make list_values key=sport ... $ head list_values_sport_bboxALL.txt 19967 tennis 19558 soccer 6823 bowls 6447 golf 5632 equestrian 4134 cricket 3164 basketball 2317 rugby_union 2080 multi 1935 gaelic_games
Not terribly surprising.
Make an overview of the top 10:
$ make montage_top_10_sport_bboxALL_stamped.png key=sport
sport=gaelic_games is popular in Ireland, and
sport=cricket is popular in Britain. The default
0%,25%,50%,75% can be useful, but as you can see with
=soccer, it's not always useful.
Cricket in Britain
$ make percent key=sport value=cricket steps=0,0.1,2,6,8,9
“Cricket?! In Yorkshire!”o
Gaelic Games in Ireland with the same colours shows much more gaelic games facilities mapped in Ireland compared to cricket facilities. Hon the parish!
$ make percent key=sport value=gaelic_games steps=0,0.1,2,6,8,9
$ make percent key=sport value=rugby_union steps=0,0.5,2,3.5,5,10
Munster Rugby showing well:
Rugby League, with the same scales. Clearly it's not as popular in OSM as rugby union:
$ make percent key=sport value=rugby_league steps=0,0.5,2,3.5,5,10
In OSM, there seems to be a high number of golf clubs mapped around Inverness, Scotland:
$ make percent key=sport value=golf steps=0,2,5,10,20,30
The English West Midlands seems to be dominating the horsey set:
$ make percent key=sport value=equestrian steps=0,3,15,40,50
The software to generate this can be found on Sourcehut or Github. If you create any interesting heatmaps email me!