[Talk-transit] Public Transport routing

Péter Connell 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 
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Railways).
> Frankie
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> Frankie Roberto
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