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OsmAnd Shows Public-transportation Route So Nicely

Posted by 地図山彼方 on 12 September 2021 in English (English).

I mapped a few train and bus route relations, installed a new map into OsmAnd and checked how they are shown on it.

Frankly, it works so nicely! It shows how often a train or a bus departs and where it stops. I think it helps users to visit a place, using a public-transportation.

Ideally, I would like OsmAnd to show tag:opening_hours. Applying it, perhaps it can check whether a route is available now and give users more applying searching results. And a new tag that shows how many passengers crowd into the carriages or the bus (not number, but like: ‘Filled with people,’ ‘Some can’t have sheets,’ ‘Some sheets are empty’ or ‘It’s almost empty on train’), which I come up with, can help them like Google does.

Totally it works so greatly.

It motivated me much to map more public-transportation route relations.

Comment from Nicxon Piaso on 14 September 2021 at 02:06

Hi,

Is this App available for Android? I’d like to use it to enter details of locations where I see in my local town.

Does it have fields that you can slot in details or is it directly registered by OSM?

Jus seeking info on that.

Regards,

Nicxon.Piaso OSM Mapper Papua New Guinea

Comment from highflyer74 on 15 September 2021 at 04:44

@Nicxon Piaso OsmAnd is a fantastic map app which is also available for Android. For mapping though, it only provides basic functionality. For mobile mapping you could also try Vespucci which is an actual editor, or if you use a computer I do suggest JOSM.


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