[Talk-us] Routing on Ferries

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Thu Jan 1 19:20:07 UTC 2015

On 1/1/15 1:55 PM, Clifford Snow wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 10:23 AM, Natfoot <natfoot at gmail.com 
> <mailto:natfoot at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     The inherent problem with ferry routes is that they have a
>     schedule.  Routers can't then tell their users how long it is
>     going to take without that data.
>     As far as I know we don't have schedule capability within OSM and
>     it is something that the routers have not pulled not even the big
>     G. The big G is listing the route as being "Mon-Sun: 7 AM–11:30 PM
>     · every 60 min"  This is a safe comment even though the schedules
>     change seasonally
> I agree. However, it would be nice to have it show the route. Somehow 
> we can route via bus using GTFS. I wonder if ferry routes have a 
> similar spec?
and there are places (for example, Ocracoke Island on the outer banks)
which are only accessible via ferry and thus can't be routed to by apps
that don't handle ferries.


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