Torbay/Public transport in Torbay
Mapping of Routes
The usage of role names for relation members can be confusing at the start, as it is not what most people initially think it means.
For stops, forward/backward:stop: means that the stop is served on A to B as forward, and on B to A as backward.
For ways, the meaning is different, forward means here the bus travels in the same direction as the way (sequence of nodes), while backward means the route runs only against the direction of the way. In other words, it does NOT mean, Newton Abbot-Brixham is forward, and Brixham-Newton Abbot is backward. No. It means that the bus drives with the flow of the OSM-way, or against it.
(Using two separate relation for A to B and B to A, then adding the two relations to a Super-Relation may improve the situation slightly, but is currently not full understood or supported)
Colour and symbol legend
The status of each route is indicated by a symbol, which describes the type of feature, and a colour, which indicates the completeness of that feature in a map region. For more details, see Wiki Help.
Meaning of symbols
|The route is mapped as a relation (r)|
|Bus stops have been checked (h)|
The codes 0-4 are a logical progression, but they do not all have to be used in sequence. It is perfectly acceptable to go from 0 (nothing on map) to 3 (everything done in opinion of one editor). However, there should never be a jump to level 4. r=4 should only appear after r=3, and the same with h=3 & h=4, as this implies the relation has been checked by both the editor who completed it (level 3), and a second editor (level 4). Given these are different people, a jump up to level 4 from anything other than 3 is not possible.
The numeric identifiers of OpenStreetMap elements may change as the map is edited.|
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