[Imports] Bus data for Fairfax Connector, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA

Josh Doe josh at joshdoe.com
Sat Aug 27 04:41:41 UTC 2011

I've finally gotten back to this data, and have created a translation
for ogr2osm, and have reviewed bits of the data and am pleased with
the quality both in terms of spatial accuracy and attribute data. You
can find the original data, translation file, and resulting osm.xml
file and more details on the wiki:

There are still a few kinks with the tags, so please take a look at
the data and the translation file, and send me your feedback. Namely:
* how to translate name (since no 'name' attribute exists, as bus
stops don't have specific names, rather are described by cross
* should I consider overhead lighting 100 feet away as lit=yes?
* should I explicitly set lit/wheelchair/shelter/bench=no in certain cases?


On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 1:20 AM, Josh Doe <josh at joshdoe.com> wrote:
> I've just gotten permission to use data for the Fairfax County,
> Virginia, USA bus system, called the Fairfax Connector. There are over
> 4,000 bus stops and 65 routes, though this is not counting the WMATA
> bus routes which visit many of the same stops. I've created a page on
> the wiki for this data:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Fairfax_Connector
> There is a wealth of information in this data, with 130 fields per bus
> stop, including details like the presence of a shelter, bench,
> lighting, trash can, etc. Many of these fields have no relevance to
> OSM, which is something I'm working through. If you're interested
> visit the wiki page to see a list of the fields and the top five
> occurring values. I'd appreciate any feedback and/or participation.
> And don't worry, I'm not going to perform a massive import without
> notice. Most likely we'd merge data manually for the 200 bus stops
> already present in the county, then import the rest once a field
> mapping is decided upon.
> -Josh

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