[OSM-talk] FYI - Creating GTFS data from OSM data

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 18 13:00:41 BST 2012

Hi there,
This is openplans.org?

is the opentrip planner able to use osm data directly?

what are you plans, please explain,

On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:
> On 8/18/2012 3:56 AM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> maybe the existence of an OSM-to-GTFS converter could be misunderstood
>> by some as an invitation to upload OSM transit data to Google's database?
>  I would go further and say that the existence of GTFS data itself would be
> an invitation to upload to Google's database.  Even if I instruct the
> current staff about licensing issues, any new personnel would find it
> reasonable that they should upload to Google.
> And the data files themselves don't have a standard for embedding copyright
> information.   This is because Google's Transit Content Agreement pretty
> much requires that all rights be assigned to Google anyway.
> http://odd.greatergreaterwashington.org/files/2010/stdgoogletransit.pdf
>   So since the GTFS files include shape and stop geo data directly derived
> from OSM data, my project is pretty much a dead issue for licensing reasons.
> So the OpenTripPlanner experiment will remain a publicly accessible private
> toy on my personal server.
>   As an almost related note, I hope the mobile Kickstarter project takes off
> - my private site will be much more usable from a mobile device:
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/228865951/transit-app-for-ios-6-and-beyond
>   If it makes its goal, I also hope they include a "Pull the stop rope now"
> - type of function.  If someone takes public transit to a new location,
> there is little chance of them recognizing an upcoming stop. I suppose they
> could ask the driver to stop somewhere however.
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