Talk:Tag:public transport=station

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Defining type of station

Someone asked a question regarding how to define which type of station it is, because this article doesn't give any help. How would one tag a public_transport=station to indicate it's a bus station, railway station, etc.? Just use bus=yes, train=yes, etc.?--Alester (talk) 17:13, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Non-standard tag use

There are a couple of tags listed that are either unnecessary or being used in non-standard ways:

  1. area=yes/no is redundant. If the station is drawn as a closed-way, then it's an area (area=yes). If it's drawn as a node, then it's not an area (area=no). There's no need to redundantly state what is already defined by the object's type.
  2. covered=yes is not meant to be used for underground objects. location=underground is used for that. covered=yes would only make sense for things like railway stations with an open-sided roof structure covering it.

--Alester (talk) 17:13, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

I agree. And for the area tag, the description does not mention the reason. --Oligo (talk) 21:43, 8 December 2015 (UTC)