[Tagging] Was public_transport=platform intended to always be combined with highway=bus_stop?

Markus selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Sat Aug 3 19:00:40 UTC 2019

Hi Daniel

On Fri, 2 Aug 2019 at 22:21, Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl> wrote:
> Routing software is reliable only if it connects points on the roads. How would you propose to do it without them?

At best, stops (waiting areas) should be connected to the pedestrian
road network, but they don't need to be connected to the road. Even if
sidewalks are tagged on the highway=* way, it is important to know on
which side of the road the bus stops. The stop positions – which only
buses need to know – can then be calculated by projecting the stop to
the road that is part of the same route relation. As i've written in
the recent discussion on talk-transit, OsmAnd's public transportation
routing works very well in Stockholm, where only stops
(highway=bus_stop) beside the road are mapped.



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