[Talk-transit] A wiki page on "state of the art" for public transit

Hugh Barnes list.osm at hughbris.com
Sun Jan 11 06:53:29 GMT 2009

On Fri, 09 Jan 2009 12:11:16 +0000
Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> It would be useful to have a page on the OSM wiki describing what we
> can currently do on this topic, and what is under development or
> dicussion. I'm thinking of things like:
> - data collection (what is tagging schema? how does that relate to
> "on the ground" info for different countries & cities?)
> - data availability (by country/city, what do we have?)
> - rendering (what have people done with mapnik / osmarender /
> kosmos / etc. and where are the HOWTOs?)
> - routing (same as rendering)
> - applications (garmin maps, etc.)
> I've been working in the London Borough of Sutton on a groundbreaking
> sustainability initiative (www.oneplanetsutton.org) with the local
> authority. The council obviously have everything OSM can currently
> offer and more, but I am really interested in using OSM . I also have
> a nice opportunity developing with an architect's firm and Stoke
> council. Since the council don't need this stuff atm it's coming out
> of my free time and a little volunteering from Thomas Wood in Sutton.
> I see lots of nice work being done, but it's incredibly time
> consuming trying to understand and replicate them.
> It would make OSM more attractive to audiences like local
> authorities, and cool projects more replicable, if it was better
> documented.
> Can anyone take this job on?

I think I lost my way and I don't like it very much yet. It's
semi-random ideas pushed into the headings you provided, which I'm not
completely committed to. It may or may not be worth pursuing as is:


I've probably dried up my creative energy today. I'll pick away at it
if no-one else steps in to fix it.

I've ruined your wonderful vision, haven't I? :~)


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