[Talk-transit] NaPTAN import starts - Birmingham trial area first

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 30 22:03:49 BST 2009


Thanks to the good folks at UK Department for Transport and Traveline, the
NaPTAN data import (principally of Bus stops) has started. Birmingham is
being used as an initial trial to check out any issues before the main bulk
of the upload takes place.

Thanks go to Thomas Wood (Edgemaster) for converting the data to OSM format
and running the upload (currently underway as I write this) of just over
4332 nodes. Thanks also go of course to everyone behind the scenes who have
worked to make this all possible.

For this import the Birmingham mappers have decided to import the nodes
without the highway=bus_stop tag. Birmingham already has a lot of bus stops
mapped and by doing it this way the mappers can check and combine data with
existing stops during on the ground survey. 

More details on the NaPTAN data and the import process can be found via the
wiki page at:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Naptan

Cheers

Andy






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