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#1 2017-08-17 18:22:54

KKlemmer
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Registered: 2017-08-17
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TfL cycle hire stations - missing data?

Hey everyone,

for a Masters project I am working with OSM data from London. I extracted 482 tagged as such ('amenity=bicycle_rental' and 'network=tfl_cycle_hire'; see: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Wik … Cycle_Hire). The
However, the TfL website states that there are over 750 stations in London.

Now my question: How can it be that there appears to be such a large amount of missing stations? Am I missing something?

Best,
Tino

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#2 2017-08-17 21:29:42

SK53
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Re: TfL cycle hire stations - missing data?

These may represent recent extensions in the range of the scheme. I've never noticed one not mapped in Central London.

The best person to ask is Ollie O'Brien: he's a bit of an expert on cycle hire schemes and, at least at the outset, was a driving force for getting 'Boris Bikes' mapped. He's on twitter as @oobr. blogs at various places including Supergeography and is based at UCL.

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#3 2017-08-18 09:18:07

KKlemmer
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Re: TfL cycle hire stations - missing data?

Thanks a lot! I will make sure to ask him.

Best,
Konstantin

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