[Talk-transit] Railway route relations

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Wed Aug 5 14:59:04 BST 2009

On 5 Aug 2009, at 14:41, Richard Mann wrote:

> Yes Frederik could tidy things up, but it's best not to change  
> things arbitrarily (ie substituting line for route), because it just  
> makes it harder to remember what is correct. The lack of presets for  
> relations in Potlatch makes it doubly useful to minimise the  
> complexity.

I totally agree, however we are just setting out on a long journey to  
capture all the transit data for the world, so lets get the modelling  
clear now and not be held back by some tag-updating!

As we are aware the various transit strands and proposals were  
initially created bottom-up in a rather random way (which is the  
nature of these projects). Oxomoa then did a good review of the  
tagging and identified a number of gaps and inconsistencies with the  
German community which started to bring it all together. We have also  
had some useful input from the professional transit community.

I suggest that we put significant effort into the wiki and modelling  
at this point to get all the transit related pages to fit together in  
a consistent way to our liking and that this will pay big dividends in  
the future.



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