|A ref_name is an item in a search engine.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
ref_name=* can provide a name like a search key to search engines (e.g. timetables / schedules).
- It could be useful if:
- * The name=* is very common and appears very often, so there's no possible distinct selection.
- * The name=* of an amenity (like a station) differs between common use and use in timetable systems. A common use can be the common name, that is used locally, on signs and local maps. Sometimes the name in timetable systems (e.g. of a national railway company) varies and contents cryptic parts.
- * There is no existing UIC name for a public-transport stop.
- In these cases ref_name=* can fill the gap between a common name showing on the map and an international reference.
ref_name=* is used in national language.
If a search or query with a name results in more than one item in search engine you can use ref_name=* to set a distinct item (naming). It is used by openptmap.org searching tags in sequence (uic_ref=*, ref:ibnr=*, ref_name=*, name=*) and commit the result to a special search engine (in bahn.de)
How to map
- ref_name=* - a comma-separated list of (bus_stop)name and (city)name
- It may also work with (depending on quality of search engine)
- comma-separated list
- blank-separated list
This tag is used in combination with:
Referring to IBNR reference as of http://www.michaeldittrich.de/ibnr/online.php
- name of the station
- international usage
- in the aforementioned document, the IBNR-code is 7 digits
- warning: the IBNR-code starts with the same country-code as UIC codes, but is not the same! Do not use it to set uic_ref=*! For example, Mannheim Hbf has UIC code 8014008 (7-digit UIC) or code 80140087 (7-digit + 1 error check digit) but has IBNR code 8000244.
- name of the stop
- national usage
- in the aforementioned document, the IBNR-code is 6 digits (ref:ibnr=*)