[Talk-GB] Importing NaPTAN Data [Thread 2]

Silent Spike silentspike100 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 12:19:57 UTC 2019


On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 1:02 PM Gareth L <o.i at live.co.uk> wrote:

> Forgive me if this is silly question/statement, but the adj/alt names etc
> are in the naptan dataset. Wouldn’t it be better to have the link made
> between the stop in OSM and the record in naptan (using the codes prior
> mentioned).
> My thinking is data consumers could link and retrieve values using that.
> Merging the extra data values again might potentially develop discrepancies
> over time.
>
> I’d think the atco code is unique and (hopefully) not reused, but the alt
> names etc could be modified over time.
>

A perfectly valid question and something I wonder also.

For example, the indicator field is somewhat meaningless to a data consumer
unless they know what it represents as per the NaPTAN schema - so perhaps
it's best left out of the OSM data?
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