[Talk-transit] FYI - Creating GTFS data from OSM data

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 18 05:35:10 BST 2012


HI there,
I have done some c# in the past, have used pnet/mono. I would try and
port this to linux when you post the code,
best would be on github, it is more flexible than svn,
thanks,
mike

On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 2:41 AM, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:
> This project falls in the "Why would anybody want to do that? [1]" category.
>   - The OSM bus route paths and stops have all been surveyed in my area.
>   - There is no GTFS feed, and the transit provider isn't planning one soon
> (no budget).
>  - I wanted to apply the data to OpenTripPlanner for bicycle and transit
> routing.
>
>   There are some free GTFS editors, some paid products, but none that start
> with maximum use of OSM data as a base to create an initial GTFS feed.
>
>   I had toyed briefly with teaching the local transit provider how to
> maintain routes and stops in OSM, but a few passes at editing route
> relations quickly cured me of that idea - public transport route relation
> edits are way too complicated for most people.
>
>   So I wrote a tool to read the OSM data, allow entry of the schedules, then
> it would create a GTFS dataset.   Future GTFS edits would be made by the
> transit provider with industry standard tools.
>
>   The tool is written in C# / .NET - Winforms.  It is in alpha stage (Worked
> great for me), but it's a little rough around the edges, and probably would
> require running in the debugger to adapt for another public transit system
> or to determine if a problem is caused by the OSM data or a program bug.
>
>   Let me know off list if you're interested in looking at the program.
> After 1 or 2 people test it, I'll just check it into SVN.
>
> -------------------------
>
> 1:
> http://www.ypass.net/blog/2009/06/an-app-to-manage-busrail-routes-in-gtfs-format-that-no-one-wanted/
>
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