[Tagging] Bus route relations. Forward/backward tag

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 07:40:20 UTC 2015


On the one hand I'm not adding roles to the ways in PT routes relations
anymore, instead I add all the ways in the correct order. Some ways are
included twice.

But if you prefer to add them, you have to know forward/backward relates to
the direction of the way itself. If it follows the arrow: forward, if it
goes against it: backward. If you do it right, JOSM is able to sort your
ways automatically.

If you're still on the v1 scheme, where there is only one route relations
doing a futile attempt to describe all variations, I suggest you switch to
the new scheme where a route_master describes the line and route relations
describe each variation from beginning to end.


This is how we do it in Belgium:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Polyglot/diary/28401

There are some links to Youtube videos included in that article.

Jo

2015-02-16 5:52 GMT+01:00 Hans De Kryger <hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com>:

> Me and a fellow mapper are adding bus routes to are city and are confused
> about
> ​ the Forward/backward tag you use on relations. I think I'm using it
> right yet every time i check ​ÖPNVKarte, it shows the route going the
> opposite way in which i intended. Just looking for any help i can get. I'm
> quite confused on the usage of the tag especially the use of it on a two
> way street. Which way is forward and which way is backward. Thanks in
> advance.
>
> ÖPNVKarte
> ​ - (​
> http://xn--pnvkarte-m4a.de/
> ​)​
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