I have started to improve the data on the Danish railway network. Despite some initial troubles and mistakes, I have begun to do some good progress. Unfortunately, I have reached an issue with train protection systems. It is defined that the Danish train protection system should be tagged as ZUB123 (the technical name), not ATC (the common name). What confuses me is that Sweden tags their system ATC (the common name) rather than Ebicab700 (the technical name). Why is there this inconsistency? And why has it not been resolved since the last discussion about it two years ago? Is there anything I can do to help the change, or is it a lost cause now?
Also, where is the best place to talk about OpenRailwayMap? The OpenStreetMap Discord channel for OpenRailwayMap is not that active, mailing lists here seem dead, what else...?
It looks like lines under construction are always rendered the same as normal lines (when they are rendered, from zoom 9). But when you get to zoom 10, in the legend there is a lighter line for lines disused/under construction.
So it seems this is not used in the render style?
I came across this because HS2 in the UK looks like it is already finished.
in the past weeks and months, I rewrote the API which is used by the
OpenRailwayMap website to search stations by name or reference, and for
mileage (that's broken in the current API).
Main changes to the API are:
- All queries are fast.
- Searching stations by name makes use of the ranking used for map
rendering. The ranking is based on route relations with stop or
platform members at that station.
- Disused, abandoned, razed, proposed stations and stations under
construction (applies to halts, junctions etc. as well) are supported.
- Search by name includes all languages.
- Search by railway line and mileage works again.
- Network length API removed because these queries are either slow or
https://api.openrailwaymap.org/v2/facility?name=Karlsruhe to search for
stations whose name contains the word "Karlsruhe"
https://api.openrailwaymap.org/v2/facility?ref=RK to search by the
reference code of the infrastructure operator (RK is the code for
https://api.openrailwaymap.org/v2/facility?uic_ref=<UIC ref> to search
by UIC reference code
https://api.openrailwaymap.org/v2/facility?q=<string> to search by name,
railway:ref and UIC number. Duplicates will be remove from the result list.
search milestones near km 24.6 on railway tracks with ref=2134.
Both endpoints support limit=<number> to change how many results are
Please feel free to point out any issues, you find. Bugs are tracked in
the GitHub repository of the API at