[Tagging] public_transport=platform rendering on osm-carto

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 13:37:49 UTC 2018

2018-06-22 15:28 GMT+02:00 <osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au>:

> It's always the same tag. So any routing software can (foot) route you to
> a public_transport=platform, and if there are any route relations including
> that platform, they know that you will be able to enter that public
> transport route and can exit it at any public_transport=platform listed in
> the route relation after this one. This works exactly the same for busses,
> trams, trains, ferries, ...

it is understood that this is always the same tag for the same or similar
function wrt public transport routing, but is there a benefit from it?
Aren't bus stops different from ferry boarding or from platforms in train
stations? For those of us who don't use presets, isn't it simpler to add
highway=bus_stop on your smartphone than public_transport=platform and
bus=yes? I do not care a lot about this issue, but from the actual tagging
it seems people prefer the simple way (simple for them).

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