[OSM-talk] Collecting public transportation time tables

OJ W ojwlists at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 18 00:30:31 GMT 2008


On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 9:40 PM, Andy Street <mail at andystreet.me.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-12-17 at 19:59 +0000, OJ W wrote:
>> How about making an iphone app where people can just type in "I just
>> saw the 555 bus go past"?  After a few samples you have a timetable.
>
> Not if they run their services like one or two bus companies I know! ;o)
>
> I suppose it could be quite interesting to compare the official
> timetables to crowd-sourced data to see who would be the most accurate.
>
> Regards,
>
> Andy Street (ex bus user!)


I used to catch a train which was exactly 15 minutes late every day
(for a year or more).  Writing down when it actually leaves rather
than when the timetable says it should leave, would be quite useful
for someone planning to take that train...




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