[OSM-talk] [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,

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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