[Talk-transit] JOSM Plugin
peter.miller at itoworld.com
Mon Aug 24 21:45:20 BST 2009
On 24 Aug 2009, at 20:18, Péter Connell wrote:
> Wonder if we need some openjourneyplanner thing - obviously a
> massive task.
> ... but who owns bus timetables?
The argument is raging as we speak.... This is a great blog post on
the subject which shows how hard the agencies are being pushed at
At ITO we are pushing transport authorities virtually every day to get
hold of the data under a commercial agreement where we pay them, but
even that is hard! I am sure that in time the deal will be that the
information is available without charge.
Imo, we can't expect to maintain accurate timetables without access to
the official data. It just isn't practical and sustainable to track
all the detail and all the changes over time without it.
And of course, the range of services which are suddenly available to
authorities who release their data is growing by the day.
> *strokes beard*
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