[Talk-GB] Importing NaPTAN Data

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 4 17:28:07 UTC 2019

On 04/07/2019 16:39, Martin Wynne wrote:
> On 04/07/2019 16:11, Dave F via Talk-GB wrote:
>> In OSM we map *physical* objects only.
> In rural areas there are many places where buses are timetabled to 
> stop but where there is nothing physical -- no signpost or shelter.

These are still 'physical' in the sense that they exist in the timetable 
& Naptan documents. (Think also boundaries which don't have dashed lines 
painted across fields)

> Are these highway=bus_stop in OSM?

As a guesstimate, if they came from the naptan import, then probably yes

> The wiki for highway says "Can be mapped more rigorously using 
> public_transport=stop_position for the position where the vehicle 
> stops and public_transport=platform for the place where passengers wait.

It's disappointing to see, once again, the PT schema developers 
hi-jacking wiki pages to enforce their schema. The comments column is 
meant to describe how to use the tag not promote alternatives. This 
needs changing.

"public_transport=stop_position for the position where the vehicle stops"
But that's not happening, is it? it's being wastefully duplicated on the 
highway=bus_stop which is most often at the pole/sign location, not on 
the highway.

highway=bus_stop is perfectly adequate to locate the place where people 
wait for a bus. 'platform' is redundant

PTv2 is a complete mess. it needs rescinding.


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