[OSM-talk] Downloading Version 3 of all bus stops in a country

Safwat Halaby swiftfast at gmx.com
Tue Sep 26 20:49:26 UTC 2017

On Tue, 2017-09-26 at 08:50 -0400, john whelan wrote:
> I suggest pulling in the country file and if need be chop it up to
> load
> into JOSM.  Load up the latest bus stops in a different layer then
> use the
> todo plugin and go through them one at a time cleaning them up that
> way.
> Note that the GTFS file bus stop location may not be accurate, some
> bus
> stops are known to be 100 meters out, it depends on the provider.  If
> you
> have a system that announces bus stops for partially sighted people
> then
> that is an indication they should be fairly good but check with the
> provider.  Even when they are accurate they can still be out by a few
> meters, locally one was in the middle of a road junction so they do
> need
> verifying.

We are well aware that GTFS accuracy is not perfect. (Though nobody
reported a 100-meter deviation so far). A potential solution, which
could also work globally, is discussed below. I already have a
(somewhat) working prototype. I'll look for other solutions too.


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