[Talk-GB] Bus Routes on OSM

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Jul 6 14:37:52 UTC 2020

Jul 6, 2020, 15:43 by forums at david-woolley.me.uk:

> On 06/07/2020 14:02, Matthew Scanlon wrote:
>> How are Bus Routes added into OSM? I have noticed that bus routes in Basildon (my local area) are a few years out of date with some service such as the 5 and 8Ahaving beenĀ  withdrawn and the route 2 being renumbered 28
> My understanding is that TfL doesn't licence the information on a basis that would allow it to be directly used, so OSM rely on members of the public using the buses, or tracing the routes between bus stops.
> How up to date the information is depends on how enthusiastic people are in an area, and there tends to be a preference for mapping things for the first time over maintaining existing mapping.
And many people prefer to map or maintain things that are likely to be more or less stable
- for example roads are far less likely to be moved/renamed than bus lines.
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