[Talk-GB] Quarterly Project Summer 2017 July-Sept

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 11:16:25 UTC 2017

I'd look to ask some of the people involved in the Transilien project in
France, perhaps Florian Lainez as he's an ex Mappa Mercian. Judging by
taginfo <http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/qk0> they use
railway=train_station_entrance (so much for British english in tags),
probably in conjunction with entrance=*.

SNCF even have an internal app called mapmygare for adding station details:
there is some hope that they may open-source it.

A couple of other points about station entrances:

   - (Obvious) accessibility info is useful
   - ticket barriers (presence or not) where these are close to or part of
   the entrance
   - opening hours for side entrances (& possibly for ticket barriers too,
   suburban stations often leave them open after staff have finished work)
   - presence of an intercom (e.g., on E-side of Horsham station) to get
   someone to let you through the barrier
   - public rights of way through stations (i.e., notional places on
   stations where you don't need a ticket). Paul Sladen defended the one
   <http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/165120168> at Nottingham station. Here
   I think 'duck' tagging is the way to proceed, so entrances from the street
   should be tagged not tops of stairs from the PRoW.

Please also count steps on bridges/subways etc: typically they are 10, 12
or 16 treads to a flight. From personal experience the length a flight is
as important as the total number of steps: one can take a breather at the
end of each flight. So 24 steps in one run are a completely different
matter from 2 flights of 12.




On 11 July 2017 at 07:50, Jez Nicholson <jez.nicholson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Please be adding your snippets of knowledges, tag details, and activity
> descriptions to https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/UK_2017_Q3_Project:_
> Bus_Route_Relations_%26_Station_Entrances so that the less initiated can
> pick a thing to do.
> Regards,
>             Jez
> On Mon, 10 Jul 2017 at 23:35 Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 11-Jul-17 03:03 AM, Andy Townsend wrote:
>> > On 10/07/2017 14:26, Stuart Reynolds wrote:
>> >> I have also come across several styles of station tagging, even in my
>> >> local (single line) area.
>> >
>> > What'd be really useful, actually, would someone pointing at a good
>> > "example station" in an OSM diary entry or similar and explain how the
>> > various bits are tagged (without getting into the holy wars about
>> > public transport v1 and v2 route tagging, if possible).
>> +1. Even a reasonable example where a 'good' example cannot be found.
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