[OSM-talk] All the subway systems in the world

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 30 16:59:17 UTC 2017


Silly question but what is your definition of a subway?

Is it different to commuter rail?

Thanks John

On 30 Sep 2017 12:38 pm, "Ilya Zverev" <ilya at zverev.info> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have made a script that parses and validates subway systems. It prints
> the number of subway lines and stations that an automated system can
> extract from the OpenStreetMap data. See the latest report here (these are
> updated manually for now):
>
> http://osmz.ru/subways/
>
> It is still in beta: it doesn't use networks and omits many non-european
> cities. We plan to employ it for maps.me, so it would be the first app
> that does world-wide subway routing using only OSM data. To make tagging
> subway systems uniform and usable, I've compiled a list of practices on
> this page:
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Metro_Mapping
>
> Some questions are answered on the Talk page there. Next week I'll open a
> voting, so that tagging schema could be made official. The validator of
> course expects that kind of tagging, though it allows for some omissions.
>
> Ilya
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