[Talk-GB] Rebooting the NAPTAN import?

Ed Avis eda at waniasset.com
Mon Apr 4 11:26:51 BST 2011


Derick Rethans <osm at ...> writes:

>>What uses the bus route data anyway?
>
>I do  And Harry:
>http://www.harrywood.co.uk
>/blog/2011/03/28/bus-route-rendering-at-rewiredstate/

My question was really a way to ask 'what format should bus routes be
tagged in so that software can use them?'.  I _think_ that the above
example is using the relations and not the route_ref on individual
stops.

The trouble is, route_ref is directly marked on the ground.  The path
followed by a bus in the correct order, although it is more useful
information, is also harder to discover.  In the time it took to ride
on a bus from Croydon to Crystal Palace, or wherever, I could map a
hundred streets and other POIs.

It's a pity that Transport for London's data feeds are under
unsuitable terms.  Perhaps at least we can make sure that OSM contains
all the bus stops with the necessary tags to cross-reference them
against the TfL data set.  I don't know what the situation is in other
areas.

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Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>





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