[Talk-transit] Public transport schema

Thomas Wood grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 10:52:10 BST 2009

I am not considering air travel on a national level, international
(possibly even inter-continental) routing is an area I'd like to see
developed :)

On 03/06/2009, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> Thomas Wood wrote:
>> 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.
> Depends on the part of the world.  If you're in the US, the pain in the
> ass, time required and sheer expense associated with air travel starts
> making Amtrak, VIARail and booking rooms on transoceanic cargo ships
> starts looking like a real attractive option regardless of the distance,
> relegating air travel to a more useless position than the US NCN...

Thomas Wood

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