[OSM-dev] osm2pgsql, direction of a virtual way (based on a route)

Igor Podolskiy igor.podolskiy at vwi-stuttgart.de
Wed Oct 26 16:49:17 BST 2011


> The new public transport schema makes it necessary to take the member roles into account.
are you sure? I thought one of the major goals of the _new_ PT schema 
was precisely to eliminate this forward/backward mess with the "relation 
per route variant" concept. Just looked it up [1]:

>>> The roles alternate, forward and backward should not be used any more.

On the public transport page it says basically the same in other words, 
however the Relation:route still has all those "forward:stop:42" crazy 
roles which have been added at some time in 2008/2009, long time before 
what we now call the "new PT schema" was even proposed. I think that 
wiki page is wrong/outdated, but that's not a dev issue, clearly :)

I know, there still are lots of "forwards" and "backwards" out there... 
but it's the _old_ PT schema, not the new one that requires them.



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