[OSM-talk] Connecting ferry routes to roads?
peter.miller at itoworld.com
Tue Sep 2 18:47:22 BST 2008
Good point. I would suggest that the cars are carried on public transport
along a 'route' defined using the route relation of type=railway. I would
suggest that the road network is connected to the railway station at each
end and possibly also to one or more railway platforms (but that is not yet
an approved feature). A route then needs to be created linking the stations
with motorcar=yes. In time we can then define timetables for trains on this
route between these stations. We can also define bicycle=yes for routes
where bicycles can be carried etc.
A similar approach could be implemented for Dover ferry terminal. We would
need roads leading to the various quays, each being the start of a route to
Calais. The routes would have motorcar=yes and type=ferry.
Does that make sense?
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This had me straight off to look at the channel tunnel, which is tagged as a
railway. Fair enough but no router is going to send cars that way. Should
I add highway=service to the same way and connect it to the road network, or
add a separate way or find another way to convey that the trains carry cars?
I'd welcome your suggestions.
On 8/31/08, Mark Williams <mark.666 at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
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Rory McCann wrote:
> Dan Karran wrote:
>> I fixed up the Isle of Man Steam Packet ferry route so that it goes
>> all the way into Douglas harbour in the Isle of Man again. While I was
>> at it, I connected it up with the road network so that routing
>> programmes could route traffic through it as well. Is this common
>> practice, and is there a standard way of linking them in? I've just
>> linked the route to a service road which is connected to the rest of
>> the road network.
> I've been taking this approach aswell, eg:
> I've added nodes where the coastline and the road meet and tagging them
> with "amenity=ferry_terminal"
Similarly, I put the terminal where it is, and join the route=ferry to
the highway=service through the carpark (if that's how it is) & then to
the main roads in the usual fashion, on the basis that that's what's
there. Obviously foot ferries need a footway instead, and train stations
have a similar arrangement (or ought to..)
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