[Talk-transit] Public transport schema

Thomas Wood grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 18:18:21 BST 2009

2009/6/2 Sebastian Schwarz <yugo at kahlfrost.de>:
> Hi!
> Well, I have been en-route the last days and thus did not have time to
> respond to any of the numerous mails covering almost all aspects of
> the new proposal relating to public transport. But I see the
> discussion sort of loosing sight of the mappers. From my point of
> view, we should find a good compromise which primarily serves the
> mappers and not the CEN. So, the schema should not be as compliant as
> possible to the standards but as good as possible for the mappers -
> provided with a reasonable part of standard compliance, of course. We
> do not want to model Heathrow Airport (apart from that, airports have
> never been part of the proposal!) but we want to start with the bus
> station around the corner!

But by it's nature as the foundation of how transportation stop areas
are represented in OSM, then airports are important as a higher tier
of transportation. By their nature, they'll often have several other
modes of transport related to them, metro, mainline rail, bus and
coach services, and they should still be seen by routing software as
an interchange that could be possibly used.

In time, we will want to map them in excessive detail, whilst we have
the opportunity, this scheme should allow the scope for further
expansion of other transportation types.

> @Gerrit Lammert:
> Sorry!!! Initially, we completely forgot to mention other proposals we
> used as a source of inspiration - but now, the link to your proposal
> is set. Anyway, in my diploma thesis (which I am currently doing on
> public transport in OSM) your proposal is not only refrenced but
> analyzed, too.
> Kind regards
> --
> Sebastian
> kahlfrost.de
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Thomas Wood

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