[Open-transport] Next steps for Open Transport

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at okfn.org
Tue Jul 16 13:58:16 UTC 2013

Answers in mail:

On 07/16/2013 02:55 PM, Peter K wrote:
> Hi Pieter,
>> 2. Creating a knowledge center on transit stops
> Why yet another data format/storage and not using OpenStreetMap for
> that? It is already very easy to contribute to OSM even from mobile
> devices etc

It's not another format / storage. How we build it and the specific 
functionalities should be discussed on github (let's not shoot it before 
the idea is fully conceived) and I'm sure we're not going to create a 
second OSM. I see the site like a geonames for transport.

I have created 2 repos: one for currently discussing the vocabulary, one 
for taking stations.io forward. Both can be found here:


If you want access to a repo, let me know. Otherwise, we accept pull 
requests and issues.

> And I fear you won't get the big enough community for that undertaking.

Oh well, let's die trying.

>> what is the walking distance to get the train if you arrive by bus, ...
> What if it is a big station? Or if there are several close bus stations
> too? And what is 'close'? ... the distances will be very different ...

Exactly the problem we want to solve with this I believe.

> I don't think you can and should store that in the data. You have to
> calculate it.

Calculations take into account data. Datasets are not perfect, thus we 
should be able to correct calculated data.

In any case, let's take this discussion to github :)

Kind regards,


> Regards,
> Peter.
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