[Talk-GB] NAPTAN pay_scale_area

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Sun Sep 27 12:41:50 BST 2009

David Earl wrote:
> I notice that we now have this area
>    name = Cambridge
>    public_transport = pay_scale_area
>    ref = CAMBDGE
>    source = naptan_import
> which looks like it delimits the area within which the Cambridge 
> megarider bus tickets are valid ("Pay scale area" is not a term in 
> public parlance).
> Problem is, this renders sometimes (e.g. in Walking Papers which is 
> using a cloudmade style sheet I think) as a whole load of "Cambridge" 
> names on the boundary. This is highly misleading: it bears no relation 
> to the city of Cambridge, and because there is no line rendered, it 
> looks like they look like place names.
> I wonder whether name is the appropriate tag in this case, and if you 
> think it is whether it shouldn't say "Cambridge Megarider Boundary" or 
> some such.
> Certainly I think it should specifically not be rendered except on a 
> public transport speciality map. I'm not sure about the standard Mapnik 
> - I can see some part labels arising from this and I don't know whether 
> it is because it hasn't rendered yet, or is being taken out.

I think the pay_scale_area polygons seem very approximate too, anyone 
know how they came about?
> David
Cheers, Chris

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