Re-use of public transport timetables in   Transportoid mobile application            Tomasz Zieliński
About TransportoidMobile public transport timetables for60 Polish cities and agglomerations            Available on Androi...
Source of timetable dataWebscraping is not exactly bad itself, it is justvery inefficient and error-prone            Bigge...
ChallengesWhen webscraping is not enough, the supportfrom public transport carrier or supervisoris necessary          In m...
Introducing the City of KrakówCarrier (MPK Kraków) and municipal authoritiesboth refuse to share the data            In 20...
We need a better lawIf the data you need chanes frequently (moreoften than once a month), you are at the mercyof a data ke...
www.transportoid.com   tomasz.zielinski@gmail.com
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  1. 1. Re-use of public transport timetables in Transportoid mobile application Tomasz Zieliński
  2. 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. 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. 4. ChallengesWhen webscraping is not enough, the supportfrom public transport carrier or supervisoris necessary In most cases there were no problems at all
  5. 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. 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. 7. www.transportoid.com tomasz.zielinski@gmail.com

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