[OSM-talk] Cool uses of OSM
nelson at crynwr.com
Tue Jan 1 01:58:26 GMT 2013
Maarten Deen writes:
> I was using a train from the Erzgebirgsbahn in Germany yesterday
> (Annaberg-Buchholz - Chemnitz) when I noticed the information display.
> This was an OSM background on which the trains from the Erzgebirgsbahn
> were overlayed. I took a few photos but I now also see that they have an
> internet version of it on <http://www.vms.de/egb/index.html>. The
> version in the train had as default view the train you were sitting in
> and that trains timetable was shown on the left (just as a train that
> you click on wil show its timetable on the right).
> And as a bonus: it's Openstreetmap so it also allows you to see a map
> of the surroundings before you disembark the train.
> The only thing missing from the trainversion (which I now see on the
> internetversion) is the possibility to see a departuretable when you
> click on a station.
> I don't see it on the internetversion, but the trainversion had a logo
> from Funkwerk <http://www.funkwerk.com/funkwerk_de/> on it. I assume
> they developed it.
It would be double-awesome if, when the train stopped, they put a QR
shortlink for your current location, so you could transfer the map
onto your phone.
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