[Talk-transit] Public Transport routing
p8r at connell.plus.com
Fri Sep 4 11:43:45 BST 2009
Google Transit draws from the NCSD - National Coach Services Database -
which comes in with the regional traveline data.
I suspect ATOC don't want to get their data on google maps because they
need the advertising revenue but I might be wrong about that.
Frankie Roberto wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just added a new introduction to the Public Transport page
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Public_transport), trying to give
> an overview of what public transport is and why it should be added to OSM.
> Whilst doing this, I had a quick play with Google's Public Transit map
> service, to see how that's getting on. For the UK, it seems pretty
> useless! Just about any journey I put in (London-Edinburgh,
> Manchester-Sheffield), the only option I got back was a National
> Express coach - seems they're the only data service they've imported
> so far.
> This got me thinking - whilst OSM is a long way from being able to add
> timetable information, basic routing (giving you the names of train
> services, and working out where you need to change), is something OSM
> could feasibly provide.
> Is anyone currently looking at this? I know of
> http://www.öpnvkarte.de/ <http://www.%C3%B6pnvkarte.de/>, which
> displays public transport routes, but I don't know of any experimental
> routing services yet. Have I missed something? (Peter, ITO World?)
> Incidentally, I just came across this page:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Train_routing which seems to mostly
> date from 2007, but has some useful information (and diagrams) in it,
> that could be worth merging into the Railways page
> Frankie Roberto
> Experience Designer, Rattle
> 0114 2706977
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