My question is if a bus stop has a shelter, should it be tagged with: shelter=yes and covered=no

because it seems kind of counter intuitive to have a bus stop sheltered but not covered, so what is the common tagging way, and i'm seeing lots of bus stops tagged with covered but not shelter?

Thanks Achile

asked 31 Oct '20, 13:54

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edited 31 Oct '20, 13:55

The wiki page's description on this issue as "Not a shelter, but covers you" seems ok. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:shelter

(01 Nov '20, 05:18) Kovoschiz

I think the situation is that the tag shelter=yes on a bus stop implies/assumes that it is covered, therefore no covered tag is needed. An uncovered feature would not usually be called a shelter.

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answered 31 Oct '20, 15:15

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Some bus stops may be located under a roof or even enclosed space, with or without a separate/dedicated shelter. The significance of this difference from shelter-only open-air bus stops extends to whether a passenger will be exposed to weather when boarding/alighting, where the shelter may be some distance away or doesn't cover the waiting space entirely.

(01 Nov '20, 05:16) Kovoschiz

I think a shelter is something like this

while a covered bus stop would be something like this

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answered 01 Nov '20, 12:48

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