[Talk-transit] validator rule for public_transport=platform

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Thu May 7 08:13:59 UTC 2015


Hi,

I'm getting messages from the validator claiming public_transport=platform
can only be used on way or closed_way. This is not true. It can be used
perfectly well on nodes. In that case the node represents the position of
the pole. I just checked it on the wiki.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Buses

All the poles of Belgian transport companies De Lijn, TEC and MIVB/STIB are
mapped on nodes. If there is a platform, it is mapped, but that doesn't
replace the pole, nor does it get added to the route relations. All the
extra details like name, ref, route_ref etc also remain on the node
representing the pole. The platform ways and the stop_positions are
optional. Nice to have, but not at all crucial. The NODES with

highway=bus_stop
public_transport=platform
bus=yes

railway=tram_stop
public_transport=platform
tram=yes

are what define the bus/tram stops over here and those get the details and
those get added to the route relations.

So please correct the validator rule.

Kind regards,

Polyglot
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