[Tagging] stop area hierarchy

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 17:26:04 UTC 2016

I tend to ignore those validator messages from JOSM. We could invent
stop_area_group, but  then we would simply get different warnings.

When I make stop_area relations, I include everything that belongs together
for one side of the road or that belongs to 1 platform in a bus station.
Then I group those in a stop_area containing all those stop_area relations.
If there is a bus station and a metro station next to a train station I
have 3 such stop_area relations, which get group once again in a stop_area
relation. The names don't necessarily correspond at the different levels.
There might even be an airport included in the top level of the hierarchy,
or a port terminal for ferries.


2016-11-14 9:26 GMT+01:00 Tijmen Stam <mailinglists at iivq.net>:

> > Dear all,
> >
> >
> > The wiki page of public_transport=stop_area includes a sentence "For
> > larger interchanges it is often appropriate to organise stop areas into a
> > hierarchy. Heathrow Airport would for example consist of 5 terminals, a
> > coach station and two underground stations with many associated
> > facilities." but I don't know how to make the hierarchy.
> >
> >
> > For example, in my town there is an interchange with a metro station with
> > two platforms, light rail station with six platforms and two associated
> > bus stations. Currently there are four stop_areas, one for metro station,
> > one for light rail station, one for each bus station. How to make that
> > hierarachy?
> I had seen the same sentence and wrestled with it as well.
> Concider the central station of Amsterdam, which has one (soon: two)
> subway stations with 2 platforms each, a bus station with 10-is platforms,
> another bus station with 7 platforms, two tram stations  with 4-5
> platforms each, and a ferry terminal with 5ish ferry slips, and off course
> 12 train platforms (with a/b/c sections meaning about 30-ish stop
> position/platform combinations)
> What I would do is make a stop area for each "substation" (for one mode)
> then make a general stop area which contains only stop areas and maybe one
> main station node. This gives warnings from the JOSM validator, as a
> stop_area isn't an accepted member of a stop_area.
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