[Tagging] Light-rail station

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Thu May 31 08:39:30 BST 2012

2012/5/31 Andrew Errington <erringtona at gmail.com>:
> Hi all,
> This light-rail station is above ground near an airport in South Korea.
> http://osm.org/go/546KGWeqC--?m
> I originally mapped the light rail (two tracks) and added a node at
> each station point (so, two nodes per station, one in each direction).
> A new mapper has done a nice job of the airport carpark, but has drawn
> the station building outline and deleted the two sections of track
> that went through it and one of the station nodes.  However, they have
> added the building outline to a relation which represents the route.
> Is this right?

I'm not a railway expert, but I would say: no.

>  Is there a better way?

I would say: yes.

>  Shouldn't the track be
> continuous through the station building?

This is the better way IMO. The tracks are there, so why shouldn't
they be mapped? The building will need some special tagging, I guess
with some layer and special building tag, but I don't know those tags
by heart. I'm sure the wiki or someone more experienced with buildings
will point you in the right direction here.

> The reason for asking is that I'd like to show all station buildings
> on this line like this.  They are mostly rectangular boxes with the
> tracks running through, like this:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gimhae_lightrail_station.jpg
> If everything is mostly ok what I'll probably do is copy the station
> node tags to the building outline and delete the node.

For the correct tagging of the station, platforms, stops, etc. have a look at
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Public_transport and follow the Railway link.

Hope it helps a little,

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