Geo objects - locations
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Mikhail Ter


Locations states

Your picture location pin can be in three colors: yellow, green, or blue.

The blue location pin means that you have uploaded a picture with GPS data, and Trainspo automatically detects its coordinates. That's perfect!

The green location pin appears if your location is verified. This means that we have looked for the name that you entered and have successfully matched your input with our database. It is very important to make your location verified, because it is only in that way that the picture can be found by searching the location name. Otherwise, it will be excluded from the search results.

The yellow pin means that you entered a location that does not exist in our database. In this case, we are asking you to edit your picture again and look more closely at the location helper pop-up in order to find the name that you need. Make sure that the selected country is correct.


If your location name is absent in the helper, you can help us with adding it to the database. Read the instructions below.

Adding a new location to the Trainspo database

We use the GeoNames database for determining the names and GPS coordinates of geo locations. If you are adding a new picture and cannot add a verified location for it, you need to add it to GeoNames first. Here is a description as to how you can create it. For example, if you want to add "Zweisimmen station".

1. You need to register for a GeoNames account: http://www.geonames.org/login
2. Go to the main page and search for a city "Zweisimmen". You need this in order to open a map close to the "Zweisimmen station".
3. Click the first pin in the search results and scroll and zoom the map to find "Zweisimmen station".
4. If you find it, select "insert new name" in the left menu, and click the rails or at the station building on the map. 5. Fill in the name field as "Zweisimmen station", select the class as "spot, building, farm", and select the code as "railroad station".
6. Then, click "save" and you are finished.

Here more detailed documentation from GeoNames: http://www.geonames.org/manual.html#create

Thereafter, you'll need to wait about 1-2 days for the synchronizing of our database with GeoNames. Subsequently, you can edit your picture again and enter the location that you added in order to change it to the "verified" state.

GeoNames has many railroad states for the locations. Therefore, if you have a lot of time, you can add a detailed map of the railways points.

Types of supported geo objects on Trainspo

We are not importing all geo objects to prevent huge database size. Here the list of codes that we are importing:

H.* - stream, lake
L.* - parks,area
P.* - city, village
R.* - road, railroad
T.* - mountain,hill,rock

A.ADM4 - fourth-order administrative division

S.RSD - railroad siding
S.RSGNL - railroad signal
S.RSTN - railroad station
S.RSTNQ - abandoned railroad station
S.RSTP - railroad stop
S.RSTPQ - abandoned railroad stop
S.STNE - experiment station
S.CAVE - cave
S.FRM - farm
S.FRMS - farms
S.MFG - factory
S.BDG - bridge
S.MTRO - metro station
S.AIRP - airport
S.MUS - museum
S.DAM - dam

please note what we don't sync any A.* objects because they are not a points, but an areas.

Geonames objects listing:
http://download.geonames.org/export..n.txt
http://www.geonames.org/export/codes.html

When the sync works

Every day at 12:00 CET Trainspo start syncing with Geonames, and it's finish about in 50 minues.

Search

You can search for location in the top search, but it works only if location have at least one picture assigned.

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João Silva


Local - Rio Tinto - Portugal
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Bob Spiers


@joaosilva
Have sent a message
Bob
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Dalibor Palko


Praha-Braník is railway station on Praha - Vrané nad Vltavou - Čerčany line.
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Mikhail Ter


@Zababa007 Ok, check it please: http://trainspo.com/geo/6461747/
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alex26


Beit Shemesh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beit_Shemesh
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Mikhail Ter


@alex26 check it now, please: https://trainspo.com/photo/76588/
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alex26


Beit_Shemesh
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Dalibor Palko


Praha-Zličín railway station:
https://www.google.cz/maps/place/Pra..79765
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Bob Spiers


@Zababa007
The location has now been added to Geonames
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alex26


Beit She'an https://goo.gl/maps/PJDqgErSDvG2
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Bob Spiers


@alex26
Re picture https://trainspo.com/photo/77449/
I note that you refer to Atlit I have found a location 'Atlit and have amend to this location.
The location Beit She'an that you have given above could you check it please as I cannot find any railways.
Please let me know if what I have dine is OK or let me have more infomation.
Many thanks
Bob
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alex26


@bob.s
New Line, yesterday (16.10.2016) officially launched the movement of trains.
In 2011 the reconstruction and expansion of the 60 kilometres (37 mi) long, formerly abandoned Jezreel Valley railway line connecting Haifa and Beit Shean (near the Jordanian border) started. This was completed in 2016.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel..uture

http://www.rail.co.il/EN/Stations/P...aspx
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alex26


@bob.s https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jezree..ilway
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Bob Spiers


@alex26
OK I now understand from the information that you have given thank you.
Looking at different maps I can see that a station is now at the location that you first gave.
see here https://www.google.co.il/maps/place/..hl=ru
Was your picture taken from the station platform? If this is the case I will add this station to the database. If not Beit She'an is in the database.
If you can let me know I will make the necessary adjustments.
Bob
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alex26


@bob.s
Yes, I'm standing on the platform Beit She'an station http://all26.gallery.ru/watch?a=e33-oIrV
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alex26


@alex26
Bob, look here
https://goo.gl/maps/4EVMxfo4gd12
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Bob Spiers


@alex26
Have added the station and it should be on the Trainspo database in the next 24 - 48 hours.
Many thanks for your help.
Bob
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alex26


Augsburg Hbf https://goo.gl/maps/GL9FbCmcXfo
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Mikhail Ter


@alex26 Hi, you entered an invalid country (Israel) instead of Germany, now it's ok.
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alex26


https://www.rail.co.il/en/stations/j..navon
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Bob Spiers


@ter
Could have a look at the current list of missed locations please. You will note that some of the locations have been amended in the last 24 hours those involved have been taken by different member. Is there an audit trail that you can see what the location was.
Also the area in Belarus does it have two names for the same place Homyel' and Gomel GeoNames is showing both.
Bob
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Mikhail Ter


@bob.s Seems like old Gomel' object has been removed, so after our sync with Geonames these pictures has been pushed to the missed locations list. I replaced their locations to Homyel'.

No any other issues at this moment.
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Nicolas CHAMBOUX


Us, France
https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Us_(..Oise)

Populated place, and railway station
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Bob Spiers


@nico95
I notice that you have added Us to GeoNames and it is correct but for your image location to up date will take around 24/36 hours as Trainspo has to up date it's database.
Bob
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Nicolas CHAMBOUX


Hello @bob.s ,

Thanks a lot for the information.

Best regards,

Nicolas C.