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  • 1. Re-use of public transport timetables in Transportoid mobile application Tomasz Zieliński
  • 2. About TransportoidMobile public transport timetables for60 Polish cities and agglomerations Available on Android and Windows PhoneOne of the most popular Polish mobileapp, 250.000+ downloads and counting
  • 3. Source of timetable dataWebscraping is not exactly bad itself, it is justvery inefficient and error-prone Bigger cities have routes with alternating patterns, extended trips, variable endings and so onSome data is often lost in translation
  • 4. ChallengesWhen webscraping is not enough, the supportfrom public transport carrier or supervisoris necessary In most cases there were no problems at all
  • 5. Introducing the City of KrakówCarrier (MPK Kraków) and municipal authoritiesboth refuse to share the data In 2012 I won a court case against MPK Kraków (carrier) and two cases against the Mayor of the Kraków CityYet I have not received the current data even once
  • 6. We need a better lawIf the data you need chanes frequently (moreoften than once a month), you are at the mercyof a data keeper It has to change
  • 7. www.transportoid.com tomasz.zielinski@gmail.com

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