[Tagging] Public transport cards
phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue Jan 17 13:01:56 UTC 2017
On Tue, 2017-01-17 at 13:54 +0100, Éric Gillet wrote:
> 2017-01-17 11:51 GMT+01:00 Marc Zoutendijk <marczoutendijk at mac.com>:
> > > Op 17 jan. 2017, om 11:02 heeft Martin Koppenhoefer
> > > @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 (there 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).
OSM is certainly used, here in the UK traveline use OSM on their maps
and their employees do edit OSM to improve routing.
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