[Tagging] Public transport cards

Éric Gillet gill3t.3ric+osm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 12:54:09 UTC 2017

2017-01-17 11:51 GMT+01:00 Marc Zoutendijk <marczoutendijk at mac.com>:

> Op 17 jan. 2017, om 11:02 heeft Martin Koppenhoefer <
> dieterdreist at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
> 2017-01-17 8:47 GMT+01:00 Tijmen Stam <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.
> +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 ;-)
> +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

Just right this morning I tried to find where PT stops are localized when
making a route, and this is not possible with the transport company website
is only a schematic map), so I had to use OSM.

However you're right, OSM stand little chance if used by itself for PT
routing and other needs, but can be a big help when associated with other
data sources (like what the folks at CityMapper do).
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