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

Leif Rasmussen 354lbr at gmail.com
Sun Aug 4 14:53:02 UTC 2019

> If you want a waiting area tag, name it like this.

I *would* agree with this, but public_transport=platform is already quite
established.  Changing tags is worse than having badly named tags.
Leif Rasmussen

On Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 4:40 PM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> sent from a phone
> > On 4. Aug 2019, at 15:03, Markus <selfishseahorse at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Unfortunately it doesn't mean a real platform, but a waiting area (see
> > also Polyglot's message). If it would have meant a real platform,
> > there were no PTv2 tag for the waiting area of a stop without
> > platform, which is the normal situation for bus stops at many places.
> it is just an excuse to insist on using pt=platform for things that aren’t
> platforms and justify it with saying it means waiting area.
> I don’t think we should define pt=platform for something different than a
> public transport platform, it would be asking for trouble.
> If you want a waiting area tag, name it like this.
> Cheers Martin
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