[Tagging] PTv2 public_transport=stop_position for stop positions that vary based on train length

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 09:29:01 UTC 2020

On 10/8/20 7:06 pm, Ture PĂ„lsson via Tagging wrote:
> Here in Stockholm, trains seem to line up one end of the train with 
> one end of the platform. Usually, that's the end where the entrance 
> is, but sometimes there are entrances at both ends, so if you arrive 
> just in time at an unfamiliar station and find that it's a short 
> train, you may be in for a run...

A good reason to map that end in OSM.

So 'local variations' maybe needed.

> (BTDT, with a day hike rucksack...)

A day hike is not much of a load.

An overnight hike is a little more, 7 days more still. 10 days is my 
limit... too heavy after that.

> 2020-08-10 09:20 skrev Warin:
>> [...]
>> Why is the front of the vehicle (bus, train, ferry.. and possibly
>> others) mapped?
>> Would it not be better to map the thing most usefull to most people?
>> That would be where passengers get on/off, on multiple exit vehicles
>> like train then the average of these positions could be used.
>> Trains here of varying lengths tend to place the middle of the train
>> at the middle of the platform - thus it is consistent for any train
>> length. The only exceptions are where the platform is shorter than the
>> train so the train stops such that the designated car/carriage is
>> centered on the platform - thus it is still a consistent location for
>> OSM.
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