[Talk-us] Updating tagging of public transport

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 09:09:57 UTC 2014

2014-11-27 21:08 GMT+01:00 Saikrishna Arcot <saiarcot895 at gmail.com>:

> Not sure if this is the right list or the tagging list is better, but I
> see some bus and subway routes in the Atlanta area that use the older
> version of tagging public transport routes. Should these be updated to use
> the newer version of tagging?

it is not clear if the new way is actually better, at least the current
data stats show that mappers still prefer the "old" method, at least for
bus stops, as it is simpler (you need just one tag highway=bus_stop instead
of two: public_transport=platform and bus=yes, for the same information
content), and the new style cannot be rendered on the main map, because of
the lack of the bus-key (the rendering db only "knows" that there is some
kind of stop, but it cannot determine if it is a tram stop, a bus stop or

I wouldn't "re-tag", ie. won't remove tags, but you can add the
public_transport=* tags if you want to support also this scheme.

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