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A ref_name is an item in a search engine. Edit or translate this description.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: unspecified

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 searching tags in sequence (uic_ref=*, ref:ibnr=*, ref_name=*, name=*) and commit the result to a special search engine (in

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

useful node

This tag is used in combination with:

DE:Abgrenzung Deutschland

Bezug: IBNR-Liste nach

  • uic_name
    • Bahnhofsname
    • internationaler Sprachgebrauch
    • wenn in der IBNR-Liste 7-stellige Zahl (uic_ref) vorliegt
  • ref_name
    • Haltestellenname
    • nationaler Sprachgebrauch
    • wenn in der IBNR-Liste 6-stellig Zahl (ref:ibnr) vorliegt

See also

Similar tags:

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