[Talk-transit] NOVAM is back

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Wed Oct 28 22:54:27 GMT 2009


On 28 Oct 2009, at 22:49, Christoph Böhme wrote:

> Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com> schrieb:
>
>>
>> On 27 Oct 2009, at 22:58, Shaun McDonald wrote:
>>
>>> Looking good, I'm thinking of adding timetable_case=yes/no/empty to
>>> the list of required fields.
>>>
>>
>> Good stuff - I have been through my local area with a cleanup pass
>> of and it has helped find a number of issues. I will do other parts
>> of the town next.
>>
>> Can I suggest that NOVAM needs its own wiki page and that the link
>> from the product should go that that page.
>
> Does anyone want to write something? I am quite busy with the
> development of NOVAM and would appreciate if someone else could set up
> a wiki page.
>
>> Could you add a 'edit this feature in Potlatch' option from the
>> Stops information pane? I guess a link to JOSM may also be wanted by
>> others.
>
> I added a link to potlatch. It centers on the bus stop at the current
> zoom level. Please let me no if this works well when editing. I will
> add a link to JOSM as soon as I find out how to do this.

In Potlatch you can link to the specific node by adding a node  
parameter to the url.

For JOSM please read http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/JOSM/Plugins/RemoteControl

>
>> I do thing we should rationalise the different view option into a
>> 'basic' and a number of 'advanced' options. The basic option could
>> ignore if there are shelters and routes etc, the advanced options
>> can take more of these into account and colour code things
>> appropriately.
>
> This is a very good idea. I was already fearing that the possibility  
> of
> different colour schemes might led to each town having its own
> different scheme for tagging bus stops. Having some basic schemes and
> on top of this advanced schemes for special features (like
> shelters/timetables) can hopefully prevent this.

Yeah, I'd much rather see all the bus stops surveyed to the same or  
similar spec.

Shaun

>
>> Part of me wonders if you could encode the colours into the URL
>> using a bit pattern for the tag entries, so...   &colours=#6 #00FF00,
>> #7 #FF0000, #E #808000  would mean that if the appropriate two tags
>> were present (#6=binary 000110) then the colour would be #00FF00
>> except if three tags (#7=binary 00111) were present and then the
>> colour would be #FF0000 etc. One can then encode the most common
>> options into a pull- down list but is does allow people to play with
>> other variations.
>
> This could also be done with a list of checkboxes so that users do not
> need to fiddle around with the URL. However it would still be nice to
> be able to share such a scheme with other users.
>
> Cheers,
> Christoph
>
>>
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>>
>>
>> Peter
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> Shaun
>>>
>>> On 27 Oct 2009, at 22:21, Christoph Böhme wrote:
>>>
>>>> I've updated Novam. It now supports multiple colour schemes and
>>>> also highlights errors in the tagging of stops.
>>>>
>>>> At the moment three colour schemes are defined:
>>>>
>>>> 1. The original Birmingham one
>>>> 2. Chris Hill's colour scheme for Hull (with slightly different
>>>> colours
>>>> though)
>>>> 3. Peter Miller's colour scheme which should work for most of the
>>>> UK (please tell me if you rather not have the colour scheme named
>>>> after you)
>>>>
>>>> These colour schemes should work but they might need some fine
>>>> tuning.
>>>>
>>>> Additional colour schemes can easily be added. If you are
>>>> interested in
>>>> writing one have a look at [1]. The file lacks documentation but it
>>>> should be clear from the three existing schemes how schemes are
>>>> defined.
>>>>
>>>> Christoph
>>>>
>>>> [1] http://mappa-mercia.org/novam/scripts/Novam/Schemes.js
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Christoph Boehme <christoph at b3e.net> schrieb:
>>>>
>>>>> Good Morning,
>>>>>
>>>>> this is just to let you know that NOVAM is working again. It can
>>>>> be found on http://mappa-mercia.org/novam . Please update any old
>>>>> links and booksmarks.
>>>>>
>>>>> Since I decided not to implement a merging functionality on the
>>>>> website I have removed most of the old user interface elements and
>>>>> made the NOVAM viewer the new interface. Please tell me if you
>>>>> miss any functionality from the old user interface.
>>>>>
>>>>> I will update the colour coding of the bus stops at the weekend.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Christoph
>>>>>
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