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Bus Routes

Posted by mwbg on 15 May 2013 in English (English)

Got bored with doing postboxen now. I'm as confused as h**l about FMR's ever-changing bus routes, and their strange geometry. I've started to do the 43 route from Malvern to Upton s/ Severn, but I can't get the hang of relations. Specifically, how do I get a relation marked as "incomplete" (or does this mean "incompletely downloaded"?)? How to do spurs/loops ? How to accommodate a one-way loop where both directions of a route appear to go in the same direction ? How to accommodate the situation where a route serves the same roads/stops in the same direction on the same trip ? (There's one bus route here which serves one stop, dives into a housing estate, and emerges and serves the same stop again; sometimes the drivers go round and round this loop all day, until they reach escape velocity.)

Comment from xeen on 20 May 2013 at 09:41

If you are using JOSM, then incomplete does mean "not downloaded completely". Try opening the relation, there should be a button there to download the rest of it.

I haven’t mapped bus routes in a long time because the best available proposal at the time was cumbersome to map and had many draw backs. It seems there’s an improved version available though, so I guess this is your best starting point: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Public_Transport

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Comment from xeen on 20 May 2013 at 09:43

(or there are more brief explanations here: bus/tram/etc. stops: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Public_Transport the driving route/relation: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:route )

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