Key:ref:IFOPT

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Description
The IFOPT reference is used to identify public transport stations. Edit or translate this description.
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The IFOPT reference is used to identify public transport stations. It is a international designed identifier, which is used to reference a stop_position, a platform and the stop_area clearly. It can be used by search engine to identify the station or platform.

It is orientated to the European Standard IFOPT (Identification of Fixed Objects in Public Transport) reading in CEN/TC 278 prCEN/TC 28701:2008(E), new version should be in DIN EN 28701:2012.

How to map

  • ref:IFOPT= A list of nation-abbreviation, region-identifier, station-identifier, area-identifier and platform-identifier, separated by :.
    • or a leading part of this list
    • identifier is usually a number

This tag is used in combination with:

Formula

  • aa:bbbbb:cccc:dd:ee (sample ref:IFOPT=de:05111:18995:2:2)
    • aa country code (e.g. de for Germany)
    • :bbbbb admin area (e.g. :05111 for Düsseldorf)
    • :cccc stop_place (e.g. :18995 for Hellerhof)
    • :dd level (e.g. :2 for Busses)
    • :ee quay (e.g. :2 for platform 2)

Used in

  • Germany
    • Nordrhein-Westfalen by ordinance as pilot scheme with
      • VRR operator=VRR (transport association) (about 48.000 stop_areas known)
    • Baden-Württemberg
      • NRBW operator=VRR (transport association)
  • Austria
    • Steiermark (about 8.000 platforms mapped)
  • Netherlands (all 48.000 stop_areas known, but not mapped yet)
  • Belgium (all stop_areas known, but not mapped yet)

See also