[Talk-transit] Ideas for a simplified public transportation scheme

Ed Loach edloach at gmail.com
Wed May 8 10:13:54 UTC 2019

I've been generally ignoring this thread, but did spot the handy summary from Jarek.

In particular:

> 7. For public transit routing, it appears that having highway_bus_stop
> nodes ("locations where people wait for buses") arranged in order in
> a
> relation is sufficient, per the comments about OsmAnd in Stockholm

I do not use the (documented as optional last time I looked) stop_position nodes. The (UK based) opendata I use for maintaining local bus routes[1][2] is based on a dataset which includes the latitude and longitude of the stop nodes (I add both highway=bus_stop and public_transport=platform to such nodes), and the routes data which contains ordered lists of the stop nodes based on their reference in the stops dataset. Recently someone "broke" one of the relations by removing the stop/platform nodes and adding stop_position ones instead. I did leave those stop_position nodes when I added the platform nodes back, but ignore them in my validation.


[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tendring(Essex)/Bus_Routes
[2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Colchester(Essex_District)/Bus_Routes

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