[Tagging] Additions to public_transport scheme

Tijmen Stam mailinglists at iivq.net
Thu Jul 7 14:51:33 UTC 2016

>> On Jul 7, 2016, at 3:04 PM, Tijmen Stam <mailinglists at iivq.net> wrote:
>> No, that's not at all what I mean!
>> It's the place the stop is _in_.
> Yea, I know.
> But it is the same idea : turn here for Los Angeles.
> Get off here for downtown los angeles.

Either we don't understand or we don't agree, but no, it's not the same idea.

> Maybe the exit signs that list the road, exit number *and* what town the
> exit is for is a better example - all of it is additional "for location"
> information. The tag should be modeled on existing tags that already
> handle that.

Except they don't.
For example: Utrecht is a large city (by Dutch standards). One of the main
destinations (traffic-wise) is the "Veemarkt" (Livestock Market).

Most motorists by now know they are in or near Utrecht, so the exit is
only labeled "Livestock Market / City Centre". No mention of the
"placename" Utrecht, road numbers or whatever. Just destinations and the
exit number.

Again, it's the place the stop is _in_ according to the bus company, which
_might_ or _might not_ be the same as the one it is in by administrative
Then there is the problem which administrative level to choose. Is the bus
stop next to my house in "Bijlmer", "Zuidoost", "Amsterdam", "Amsterdam",
"Stadsregio Amsterdam", "Metropoolregio Amsterdam", "Noord-Holland",
"Nederland" or "Europe"?
A road is in all of these at the same time, but the name of the bus stop
isn't equal to all of these at the same time.

So I don't see the similarity in idea here.


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