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

Tim Magee timothy at eastlincoln.net
Sun Aug 4 20:08:29 UTC 2019


On Sunday, August 4, 2019 2:21:11 PM EDT Jo wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 16:40 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> 
> wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> That ship has sailed
> 
> Polyglot

I believe this is the number one reason to move beyond PTv2. There is no way 
to meaningfully fix it because public_transit=platform already means something 
that isn't a public transit platform. 
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