[Talk-GB] [Talk-transit] NaPTAN - Time for the rest?

Emilie Laffray emilie.laffray at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 17:55:14 GMT 2010

On 16 March 2010 17:46, Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com> wrote:

> :-) I sallied forth on this issue at WhereCampEU - topics of how to
> improve the public transit data in OSM came up a surprising number of
> times on Saturday.
> Step One: Register a better domain name for people who can't remember
> how to type the double-dots in http://www.öpnvkarte.de/<http://www.xn--pnvkarte-m4a.de/>. Et voila,
> now we have http://openbusmap.org thanks to Shaun.
> Step Two: Have a (UK?) public transport hack-weekend. Peter Miller
> offered to sponsor this at said WhereCampEU, so that just needs
> organising.
> Step Three: Good editor support. Potlatch2 already supports things
> like NAPTAN cardinal compass directions. There's more to do on that
> front...
> That's a start, and IMHO doing what the cyclemap did (i.e. provide a
> compelling end-use) does as much as YAOSMIT (that's Yet Another OSM
> Inspection Tool). The tools have their place, but only for the most
> hard-core contributors. I see contributors as progressing through the
> following stages, where only a small proportion ever make it to the
> next stage:
> 1) Not interested or aware of the subject in question
> 2) Liking an end-use of the subject (e.g. opencyclemap.org, openbusmap.org
> )
> 3) Fiddling with the data in places that's important to them
> 4) Getting interested in wider QA of the data using inspection tools
> I think we need to support 2 and 3 to get a much larger number of
> people involved in buses etc in the UK.

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