[Talk-transit] Adding highway=bus_stop to nodes with public transport=platform bus=yes

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue May 28 11:23:39 UTC 2019

In Poland there are some bus stops mapped solely as public transport=platform bus=yes
nodes, without highway=bus_stop.

One of local mappers noticed this problem and asked for fixing the problem, what resulted in
automatic edit proposal being accepted by a local community as it is considered preferable
for bus stops to include standard highway=bus_stop, at least in Poland.

In this bot edit:

* Editing is limited to Poland
* Editing is limited to nodes with public_transport=platform bus=yes
* Nodes with nearby (within 250 meters) highway=bus_stop are ignored[1]* Elements with highway tag are skipped
* To remaining highway=bus_stop is added

[1] To handle cases like
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4004954618#map=19/50.04537/19.85997 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4004954618#map=19/50.04537/19.85997>
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1726904219#map=19/50.04537/19.85997 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1726904219#map=19/50.04537/19.85997>
In this case adding highway=bus_stop would not improve data quality

Documentation page with more detail, including source code is at
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/add_highway%3Dbus_stop_tag_where_only_public_transport%3Dplatform_bus%3Dyes_is_present_in_Poland <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/add_highway%3Dbus_stop_tag_where_only_public_transport%3Dplatform_bus%3Dyes_is_present_in_Poland>

I just noticed during writing a post to this thread about this bot edit that 
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct#Document_and_discuss_your_plans <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct#Document_and_discuss_your_plans>
"and if your edit affects a specialist subject, such as oil rigs or public transport
which has its own list then you should also discuss your plans on that mailing list."

Unfortunately, bot edit was already started and made some modifications.

I am sorry for not doing it before, I stopped script after noticing it and submitted this thread.

PS What is the name of mailing list about oil rigs? I am unable to find it on

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