[Imports] Importing bus stops from NaPTAN

Stephen Dawkins elfarto at elfarto.com
Wed Jul 8 14:08:05 UTC 2015

I'll look into creating a page on the wiki with my import procedure. It
should be noted that part of the NaPTAN data has already been imported,
just not for the area that I'm working in.

NaPTAN is the official list of all bus stops (amongst other things) in the
UK, and is continuously updated. It's accuracy is pretty good overall (at
least in the stops I'm looking at importing).

I would say the quality is about equal to what we have in OSM already, with
the added benefit that it actually contains all the stops. OSM is missing
so many stops, I can't really import the bus routes without adding them all.


On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 1:58 PM, Michael Reichert <nakaner at gmx.net> wrote:

> Hi Stephen,
> Am 2015-07-07 um 15:05 schrieb Stephen Dawkins:
> > Does this seem like an acceptable way forward?
> Have you read the import guidelines at OSM Wiki? If not, please do it!
> You have to document your import proposal at OSM Wiki and post the link
> to that page at this mailing list.
> Once you run your import, please remember to use a separate account for
> your import.
> Another question: How good is Naptan data? In Germany quality of bus
> stop databases is worse than OSM because these databases (each bus
> company or network has its own) have been created by clicking on a
> Navteq/TeleAtlas background map where the bus stop can be. Please
> compare existing bus stops in OSM to those at Naptan.
> I think we should only import this data if it is as good as bus stops at
> OSM. If Naptan is worse, I would not add the Naptan stops to OSM and add
> a fixme=* or stops_missing=true (I have not checke dif stops_missing=*
> is already in use, it's just my idea) to the route relation. Other
> mappers can use Naptan to find these bus stops and check in reality
> where it really is. That's the way we do in Karlsruhe (city and
> surrounding county) at the moment. We have a list of emergency access
> points (accuracy 30 to 100 metres) by Red Cross and check in field if
> they still exist and where they are really mounted.
> Best regards
> Michael
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