[Talk-transit] Railway route relations

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Wed Jul 29 21:20:48 BST 2009

On 29 Jul 2009, at 20:27, Jochen Topf wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 04:24:34PM +0100, Frankie Roberto wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com 
>> >wrote:
>>> I think the problem is that we are using the term Route for at  
>>> least two
>>> different things.
>> The more I think about it, the more I think this needs resolving  
>> (and well
>> documenting)!
>> The first question is what does route=railway denote, the  
>> infrastructure or
>> the service pattern?
> This has been solved in Sebastians proposal:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Oxomoa/Public_transport_schema#Differentiation_between_railway_lines_and_railway_routes

I agree that the issues was addressed by Sebastian's proposal, however  
I think 'solved' is stretching it a little.

There are a number of different proposals in play at present and we  
urgently need to bring then together into an agreed recommendation.

For the record, there were various discussions on talk-transit during  
late May and early June in relation to Sebastian's proposal with input  
from many parties including the various OSM mappers but also from the  
UK Department for Transport, Traveline and CEN.

This conversation resulted in changes to the wiki page but was  
basically aborted when it became clear that this discussion was not  
compatible with the deadline for Sebastian's thesis on which his input  
to the project was based. The article was reverted to the page prior  
to that input and the discussion stopped. I respect his right to  
control the content of  a page in his personal wiki-area, but it  
should not be referenced by the wider community as the agreed position  
of the community.

For the record, this was the article prior to the reversion:

Can I propose that we move this 'pre-reversion' version to the main  
wiki space and continue to work on the many issues raised by the  
proposal on this list?

We will then have some robust and versatile tagging standards for  
transit data that will work for the longer term.



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