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6/15/10
Original Poster
walking

I know FS means "at" in google maps, but what does it stand for?

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Link to the map or business listing in question if applicable:2010-06-22
 
when I search for directions, with bus route
2010-06-22
 
what does F and S each means?
2010-06-22
 
can't link but please
-go on google map
-go to vancouver first
-right click anywhere, choose 'direction from here' then
-right click somewhere else direction to here
-choose the bus icon
-now somewhere in the discription has FS
and that's what I'm talking about.
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barryhunter
6/15/10
barryhunter
Where are you seeing it?
6/16/10
Original Poster
walking
when you search for direction
barryhunter
6/16/10
barryhunter
Please provide an example, I pretty sure I've nver seen it. 

Doesn't show here for example:
bigballofyarn
6/16/10
bigballofyarn
Maybe it's "Food Stop" or "Fuel Station" like a rest stop on a highway. But I've never seen it either.
GMapperHF
6/22/10
GMapperHF
I did a search for the first thing I could find....Is this this the type of thing you are asking about?
 
 
In this case, the FS stands for a "Forest Service" road.
GMapperHF
6/22/10
GMapperHF
Display a route that contains the item you are asking about.   With that route displayed, click on "link" just above the right top corner of the map.   Cut and paste the top displayed link into this thread.   That will let us see the same thing you are asking about.
GMapperHF
6/23/10
GMapperHF
Based on your update, I picked two random points in Vancouver and requested bus directions:
 
 
Now I see what you are talking about.   First steps in the link above say to walk to the "NB Sussex Av FS Victory St" bus stop (ID 52687) and then take the 116 bus.
 
There are links to bus data from the translink.ca website.
 
If I look up the route 116 bus at Translink:  http://tripplanning.translink.ca/hiwire?.a=iScheduleLookup  (and then select route 116), I get a list of bus stop names.   I see (after switching direction on the route) that the "stop name" for 52687 is "NB SUSSEX AV AT VICTORY ST".   From that perspective, I would think the FS in the Google bus stop name is just a data error...and it really should just be "at".
 
I searched the Translink site for FS....The only thing that seemed even remotely close was "Fully Separated" which was a term used for train tracks that were completely separated from a roadway:  “Fully Separated” (FS) from street traffic – either elevated, or in a tunnel, or in a fenced right-of-way.   
 
If these were train stops...that might make sense.    My bet is on this simply being a data error in the Google Maps database for bus stop names.

 

amygil
2/9/11
amygil
Ns means "near side" and Fs means "far side". It is the stop location in relation to the intersection in the direction of travel.
Rialeb
2/25/11
Rialeb
Directions :
C = Continue
L = Left
R = Right
EB = Eastbound
WB = Westbound
NB = Northbound
SB = Southbound
NS = Nearside (Before the intersection)
FS = Farside (After the intersection)
NM = Nearside midblock
FM = Farside midblock
OP = Opposite
AT = At
IB = Inbound
OB = Outbound
 
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