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Transport mapping: the OSM route
An Open Data Revolution <ul><li>Data owners resisting
Politcal hot topic
Transparency & accountability
Fuelling innovation </li></ul>
Innovations... <ul>...which make our lives better <li>Data to build  useful  apps
High value datasets.  The good stuff.
Transport! </li></ul>51 billion passenger kilometres by train in 2009/10
Web apps,   Mobile apps,   Mobile web apps <ul><li>Easy & cheap
Going mobile
(& Location based)
Demand for data </li></ul>
placr.mobi Alpha!
End users placr.co.uk p l ā ç r Developers Operators
Open Data Services Help organisations  releasing open data Open data campaigning
<ul>Work with what's available </ul><ul><li>TfL tube departures data
TfL and TravelLine bus timetables (TransXchange)
TfL bus countdown displays (new!)
NaPTAN bus stops
Train times and delay information </li></ul>
London Tube Performance <ul><li>Based on TfL departures API
Radar diagra ms
Website (for mobile) :
http://tube-radar.com </li></ul>and...
'UK Travel Options'  Free iPhone app
Tube Performance Overview Map
TransXchange
TransXchange
Timetables!
jQuery mobile
Location lookup
Location map Link to osm.org?mlat=...&mlon=...
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Transport mapping: The OSM Route

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Society of Cartography Conference 2011 talk about geo mobile app development, open transport data and OpenStreetMap

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Transport mapping: The OSM Route

  1. 1. Transport mapping: the OSM route
  2. 2. An Open Data Revolution <ul><li>Data owners resisting
  3. 3. Politcal hot topic
  4. 4. Transparency & accountability
  5. 5. Fuelling innovation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Innovations... <ul>...which make our lives better <li>Data to build useful apps
  7. 7. High value datasets. The good stuff.
  8. 8. Transport! </li></ul>51 billion passenger kilometres by train in 2009/10
  9. 9. Web apps, Mobile apps, Mobile web apps <ul><li>Easy & cheap
  10. 10. Going mobile
  11. 11. (& Location based)
  12. 12. Demand for data </li></ul>
  13. 13. placr.mobi Alpha!
  14. 14. End users placr.co.uk p l ā ç r Developers Operators
  15. 15. Open Data Services Help organisations releasing open data Open data campaigning
  16. 16. <ul>Work with what's available </ul><ul><li>TfL tube departures data
  17. 17. TfL and TravelLine bus timetables (TransXchange)
  18. 18. TfL bus countdown displays (new!)
  19. 19. NaPTAN bus stops
  20. 20. Train times and delay information </li></ul>
  21. 21. London Tube Performance <ul><li>Based on TfL departures API
  22. 22. Radar diagra ms
  23. 23. Website (for mobile) :
  24. 24. http://tube-radar.com </li></ul>and...
  25. 25. 'UK Travel Options' Free iPhone app
  26. 26. Tube Performance Overview Map
  27. 27. TransXchange
  28. 28. TransXchange
  29. 29. Timetables!
  30. 30. jQuery mobile
  31. 31. Location lookup
  32. 32. Location map Link to osm.org?mlat=...&mlon=...
  33. 33. <ul><li>leaflet.cloudmade.com
  34. 34. Free & Open Source
  35. 35. Multitouch zooming </li></ul>
  36. 36. Static map image http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Static_map_images <img>
  37. 37. APIs placr.mobi pla.cr transportapi.com Formatted HTML or JSON / XML Activity streams Timetables + tube stats
  38. 38. NaPTAN <ul><li>Database of bus stop locations
  39. 39. ATCOCODE
  40. 40. Includes dead bus stops and other mess
  41. 41. Locations sometimes inacurrate
  42. 42. In OpenStreetMap (partly) </li></ul>
  43. 43. NaPTAN & OpenStreetMap
  44. 44. OpenStreetMap feedback <ul><li>Editing OpenStreetMap
  45. 45. “Authorise with OpenStreetMap”
  46. 46. Alternative triage approach
  47. 47. 'bugs' & OpenStreetBugs
  48. 48. Simple data collection </li></ul>Pitfalls: <ul><li>Not copying
  49. 49. GPS not accurate </li></ul>
  50. 50. OpenStreetMap bus routes <ul><li>Not just a set of stops
  51. 51. Worldwide! (potentially) </li></ul>
  52. 52. Nodes Ways Tags amenity=pub name=Hare & Hounds highway=residential name=Court Street
  53. 53. Relations <ul><li>Roles and memberships. Linking elements
  54. 54. Linking several ways to form a route
  55. 55. Tags: type=route, route=bus </li></ul>
  56. 56. öpnvkarte.de (openbusmap.org)
  57. 57. My feeble attempt
  58. 58. Andy Alan's Transport Map
  59. 59. Dr Bartosz Fabianowski – dobini.com
  60. 61. Thank you mail harrywood.co.uk harrywood.co.uk placr.co.uk placr.mobi openstreetmap.org p l ā ç r

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