[Tagging] Public Transport Timetables Proposal RFC

djakk djakk djakk.djakk at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 09:03:19 UTC 2018

If we allow timetables in OSM, transit companies will possibly maintain
directly them through OSM ;)

There is a lot of non-geographical informations in OSM like the opening
hours of a shop so public transport schedule does not shocked me :)


Le mer. 31 oct. 2018 à 09:58, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> a écrit :

> Hi,
> 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
> so).
> Bye
> Frederik
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