[Talk-transit] Summary of Public Transport Proposal Criticism -> a real example from Zürich
michal.borsuk at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 09:43:25 GMT 2011
Am 10.02.2011 19:50, schrieb Michael von Glasow:
> What I
> am certain of is that OSM can represent public transport routes,
> possibly with some concessions on precision (such as not handling some
> route variants).
Yes and no. That is, to some extent: in cities perhaps all the main
lines, but not all. Not even 90% with difficult concessions.
The present trend (at least in the places in Europe I've analyzed) is
that "line" is a collection of "runs", not a single path from a to b.
The line itself is more and more often obscured from the user, because
modern routing software (namely HAFAS in Germany) allows such management.
You will not find a list of routes on the website of my transport
company. All that is available is a map, but with very simplified route
display. Granted, I don't live in a typical city, it's an urban
nightmare, neither dense city, nor a village, rather a spread suburb,
but it's not unique in Europe, and very usual in North America.
Bottom line: the concept of line as known is disappearing in many places.
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