[Talk-transit] Relations for stop areas in NaPTAN

Claudius Henrichs claudius.h at gmx.de
Mon Sep 28 16:19:34 BST 2009


Am 28.09.2009 17:10, Frankie Roberto:
>
> 2009/9/28 Thomas Wood <grand.edgemaster at gmail.com 
> <mailto:grand.edgemaster at gmail.com>>
>
>     I think the type=* tag on relations is ugly, similar to the original
>     class=* tag proposed on every element in the early days of OSM.
>
>     class=* was dropped, as should type=* be.
>
>
> I don't know too much about class=, but I can see an argument that 
> type= might be redundant on relations. However, given that it is in 
> such widespread use, I guess this is a bigger debate to have.
>
> Right now, I'm more concerned about which of these patterns is better:
>
> type=site
> site=railway_station
>
> or
>
> type=site
> railway=station
>
> The first one has the advantage of following the X=Y, Y=Z tag 
> hierarchy convention, the second has the advantage of re-using tags 
> that have long been adopted for nodes.
>
> Frankie
>
Why not simply:

public_transport=stop_area_group

etc as proposed in Oxomoa's proposal?
Fixing the JOSM validator to allow "public_transport" instead of "type" 
is an easy task.

Claudius
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