[Tagging] Public transport cards

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue Jan 17 12:44:56 UTC 2017



On Tue Jan 17 10:51:10 2017 GMT, Marc Zoutendijk wrote:
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> > Op 17 jan. 2017, om 11:02 heeft Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
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> > 2017-01-17 8:47 GMT+01:00 Tijmen Stam <mailinglists at iivq.net <mailto:mailinglists at iivq.net>>:
> > However, I would warn against using OSM as a database for public transport. It seems as if public transport is sometimes overmicromapped in OSM.
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> > +1, I'd see public_transport cards somehow included in the ticket vending, and there's generally a move away from any kind of physical ticket or cards towards electronic solutions in combination with smartphones etc., so it might not even be worth the hazzle ;-)
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> +1, In addition I would note that I have never met one single person who is using OSM to plan his public transport journeys. I’m a very heavy user of public transport and I always use the website from the operator to find out when/where/how my bus/train is going. I would not even think of OSM…
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Not, true, the public transport layer in OSM is really useful to give an idea of where you can go and who the operator is. Traveline or opertors start with the assumption that you know where you want to go.

Phil (trigpoint)
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