[Tagging] Minibus routes

Felix Delattre felix-lists at delattre.de
Thu Sep 8 09:08:06 UTC 2016

I agree here. What would a good tag be we can use to declare this? 

In the given example I would not add the bus stop plattform to the bus
route relation! As they are not linked to the route, and there are only
for convenience for people waiting for the bus, but also for other
people than bus users, to have a rest (or nap!?) :)

Just to make things a little bit more complicated: In Nicaragua (and
other places I've seen in the world) we have this system, but it doesn't
necessarily depend on the complete route itself, but rather on the area.
For example: Inside the city center the bus would stop on dedicated bus
stops, but once they are out of the densely populated area, they stop on
people's demand.


On 08/09/16 08:18, Jo wrote:
> Maybe we can have an extra tag on the route relation that the bus will
> stop on demand of the passengers and you only add the stops which have
> physical presence that are along the itinerary to the route relation.
> Jo
> 2016-09-08 3:30 GMT+02:00 Michael Tsang <miklcct at gmail.com
> <mailto:miklcct at gmail.com>>:
>     On Wednesday 07 September 2016 23:51:12 Éric Gillet wrote:
>     > If there are platforms (marks on the ground, pole or shelter)
>     made for
>     > waiting, entering and leaving the vehicle, they should be mapped as
>     > nodes/ways.
>     >
>     > In the case such platforms are used for minibuses, I think they are
>     > standard bus stops with both platform and stop_position and
>     should be
>     > included in the route relation. Another criteria to think of
>     them as usual
>     > PT stops is whether they are named or not.
>     >
>     > Éric
>     On some minibus routes, there are platforms (i.e. poles placed
>     near the road)
>     along the route but they are just for the convenience of the
>     passengers.
>     However, in most of the cases, these platforms have no legal
>     effect and
>     passengers can actually wait for the minibus along the route,
>     whether there is
>     a platform or not (especially in rural areas). When alighting the
>     minibus, the
>     passenger just calls out the place to the driver (e.g. "bus stop",
>     "junction",
>     "convenience store", "no. 23", etc.).
>     Does that mean I should just map what exist on the ground, without
>     regarding
>     where the passengers enter / leave the minibus?
>     Michael
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