[Tagging] Superroutes - good, bad or ugly?

Tony Shield tony.shield999 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 15:49:27 UTC 2019


Is there a PTV2 example of route with ways and subroutes? Can they 
currently be edited with JOSM?


On 14/03/2019 15:07, Jo wrote:
> I would definitely want routes to be composed of subroutes which are 
> shared with other routes, hence the reasoning of keeping the stop 
> sequences in the route relations.
> Polyglot
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2019, 15:41 Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
>     On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 at 11:21, Tony Shield
>     <tony.shield999 at gmail.com <mailto:tony.shield999 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         Am I right in thinking that a superroute is a sequence of ways
>         and relations of ways?
>     I'm not 100% certain.  The documentation on the wiki isn't
>     entirely clear.  I suspect some of it
>     may have been scrubbed by those who dislike the concept of
>     superroutes for any purpose
>     whatsoever, but it may just never have been written in the first
>     place.
>     As I understand it (possibly entirely inccorectly) it would be
>     analogous (using a slightly
>     different mechanism) to having the Wales Coast Path be a relation
>     comprising the
>     route for the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the Ceredigion Coast Path,
>     etc.  A relation of
>     relations.
>         The relation of ways could be called a route-segment or
>         similar. A I see it routes for most trains and buses are a
>         sequence of ways and route-segments, and a route-segment could
>         be used by many routes.
>     I wasn't intending to share segments between routes.  I'm not sure
>     if I could make that work for
>     some of my purposes (I haven't thought about it enough to be
>     sure).  It probably won't be
>     universally applicable anyway, there are going to be routes that
>     share a particular segment but
>     not all of the stops on that segment.  Also fan-out of routes is
>     going to result in a lot of very
>     tiny segments that are possibly more trouble than they're worth
>     and it's probably less work to
>     make them longer segments.
>     -- 
>     Paul
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