[Talk-transit] JOSM Plugin

Peter Miller 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.



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