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

Thomas Wood grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 09:04:40 BST 2009

On 31/03/2009, Brian Prangle <bprangle at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I've had an initial look . We seem to have a pretty big problem in alignment
> in the City Centre (probably because of our estimations arising from crap
> GPS traces)- so I've not done any editing/merging until we agree an
> approach.

Yeah, I was looking at the city centre a little before the import,
wasnt sure who to blame. (Google maps also use naptan data, so if you
compare the points with the aerial view, you can see they're a bit
off) - We still need a good way of aligning them though without
referring to them.

> Lots of the other data hasn't imported completely yet (lots of
> naptan nodes but no data tagged) so I'll wait and take another look.

All data was uploaded as of about 10pm last night. If you find any
elements that look like glitches in the conversion, please report them
to me.

> We also need to agree on the verified/unverified tag - do we delete or change
> the yes/no value?

The idea was to delete it.

> Regards
> Brian
> 2009/3/30 Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) <ajrlists at googlemail.com>
>> 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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Thomas Wood

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