[Tagging] Public Transport Timetables Proposal RFC

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Oct 31 08:57:33 UTC 2018


On 31.10.2018 00:54, Leif Rasmussen wrote:
> I recently wrote up a proposal page for public transport schedule data. 
> This information would allow OpenStreetMap to store information about
> when or how often certain buses or trains arrive at a platform. 

Surveying that is hard, and the results only valid for half a year or a
year at best.

Copying the information may violate a third party's database right, and
also burdens OSM with dead data that will not be properly maintained.

Therefore I don't think public transport schedules have a place in OSM.

One thing we could investigate is some sort of indication whether a bus
or train route tagged in OSM is frequent, infrequent, or rarely used -
but we'd have to find a classifier for this that is vague enough to not
change twice a year, and precise enough to still be useful (and e.g.
draw "infrequent" lines with a dashed color on a public transport map or


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