[Talk-transit] Bus Service - Route - end of life

SelfishSeahorse selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 12:07:47 UTC 2018

Hi Tony!

There is an end_date=* key [1] (as well as start_date=* [2]), but as
mentioned on the wiki, it should only be used in combination with a
lifecycle prefix [3] -- which would likely be disused:route=bus in
this case -- as data users won't understand it otherwise.

[1]: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:end_date
[2]: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:start_date
[3]: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lifecycle_prefix

However, i would simply delete the route relation because i can't see
any utility of having a route relation in the database that is no
longer operated. (Though others might disagree.)



On Mon, 24 Sep 2018 at 13:32, Tony Shield <tony.shield999 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> My local bus operator has ceased to operate a route, so the question is
> what is the best way to handle this end-of-life cycle?
> Should I delete the relation or is there an end date tag which says that
> the route is no longer running?
> Conversely is there a start date tag?  - my operator announces new  bus
> routes in advance - I can create the relations in advance but should
> they be published in advance of them actually running?
> And do the PT maps groups respect such start and end-dates?
> When I get answers should I update the wiki?
> Regards
> Tony

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