Openstreetmap is reaching the point that it is just more information rich and beautiful than google maps and that is awesome

@Alonealastalovedalongthe the only thing thats really missing now is a good Openstreetmap app

@Sentry @Alonealastalovedalongthe it's frustrating how subpar the navigation system on each of the apps is, even the main website doesn't have any info about public transport navigation :/


There are ways to represent public transit on OSM, but it's extremely poorly tagged and often out of date, because the strict copyright standards OSM has means you have to go to every possible stop and record everything about it by hand. The best open source public transit app right now is transportr, which uses Navitia, who pull from publicly available feeds. But that puts Navitia in about the same spot as Google, just not an ad company and fewer cities.

@tga @GreenandBlack Though there's nothing really keeping any particular data consumer from just pulling the official GTFS for any particular agency from the agency's website. Like, it's the whole reason for that format.

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