[Tagging] Unclear meaning of amenity=bus_station

Wiklund Johan johan.wiklund at entur.org
Tue Apr 10 09:47:39 UTC 2018

I have no strong feelings one way or the other. My "proposal" was merely to make a distinct difference between a dedicated area of public transport (landuse) compared to a dedicated point/position along a road (and thererfore proabably inside another landuse, like residential). I'm not saying it’s a good proposal, but if someone can extract something useful from my thought - that’s enough for me. :D

I have no further input to this topic unless there are questions.

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From: Martin Koppenhoefer [mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com] 
Sent: tirsdag 10. april 2018 11.31
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> On 10. Apr 2018, at 10:03, Wiklund Johan <johan.wiklund at entur.org> wrote:
> I’m going to be bold and say remove amenity=bus_station and replace it with landuse=public_transport + public_transport=bus_station (and subsequently public_transport=train and so on).

in the public transport tag tradition you could even argue for public_transport=station so that it requires additionally bus=yes in order to make sense ;-)

I don’t see a point in moving things around between different tags, especially if the new way doesn’t add information and is less concise.

I agree there might be facilities where it isn’t clear whether they are bus stations or a big bus stop, but this doesn’t mean there isn’t a difference in general (the fact natural language uses different words is a strong indication that there is indeed a difference). Your tagging proposal doesn’t help more to resolve the edge cases than does the current tagging.

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