TfL & OSM - station mapping project


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I am pleased to let you know about an exciting project (hopefully the first of many) we’re about to start work on using OpenStreetMap.

We really appreciate the impressive level of detail about our network (bus stops, bus services, tube entrances and railway infrastructure) that the OSM community have already added to OpenStreetMap. To supplement this and aligned with our open data strategy, we would like to add maps of the internal layout of the public areas of our stations. We have therefore commissioned our supplier, MENTZ, to add this publicly observable data to OSM and give the OSM community and users access to it.

MENTZ will start to add the data for roughly 30 major stations in London over the next few weeks. We will be quality checking data while MENTZ are adding it to OSM so you may notice us making edits. We are planning to use this data for an internal project initially but we may, in future, decide to use it in our customer products. We will also be promoting the data in OSM to our open data users and key partners.

-The mapping scheme will build on
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/London_public_transport_tagging_scheme
-We will add the following extra features not yet covered:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/London_public_transport_tagging_scheme/TfL_Barrier-Free
-This scheme is strictly derived from
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Simple_Indoor_Tagging
to be as compatible as possible. The scheme is already in widespread use in France and Germany.

The following stations have already been added to OSM:

  • North Greenwich
  • Aldgate East
  • Tottenham Court Road
  • Canning Town
  • Elephant and Castle
  • Canada Water
  • Farringdon
  • Holborn
  • Belsize Park
  • Bank
  • Arsenal
  • Notting Hill Gate
  • Euston Square
  • Great Portland Street
  • Hammersmith
  • Kilburn
    We will be adding more stations over the coming days.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about this project. We really value your feedback and support.