[Tagging] Ferry frequency

Dudley Ibbett dudleyibbett at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 4 20:49:49 UTC 2013

One thing that you may also need to consider is that the timetables and therefore number of journeys a day may depend on the month as there are often summer and winter timetables.



> Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 07:28:26 -0700
> From: richard at systemed.net
> To: Tagging at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Ferry frequency
> Thanks all - some great suggestions. To clarify, I'm not looking to put
> detailed timetable information in (that properly belongs in a GTFS feed or
> somesuch, not OSM), just a broad-brush indication to help routing engines.
> Based on Richard M's and Janko's suggestions, I'm tempted to use:
>     journeys=4/hour
>     journeys=2     or    journeys=2/day
>     journeys=on_demand
> to indicate, respectively, four journeys in each direction per day; two
> journeys in each direction per day; and the sort of ferry where you go to
> the bank, wave the ferryman down, and he comes to take you across.
> That avoids any confusion about "frequency" (a tram might have both
> meanings!) and is simple both for the mapper and for the consumer.
> I note there's also a reservation= tag
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:reservation) which will be useful
> for ferries where booking in advance is required.
> cheers
> Richard
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