[Open-transport] Open Data Public Transport List?

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Thu Jul 18 12:01:48 UTC 2013

On Thu, 18 Jul 2013, Patrick Wolowicz wrote:

> Why would such a list be important?
> 1) It would allow the open data community to see which APIs are most 
> used. If someone is considering writing a converter between one API to 
> another, the developer could see which regions would be covered and 
> which APIs the developer can test against.

Could you please elaborate why interopability between API's from different 
regions is important. You seem te advocate that open data public transport 
is something like building a view on an existing system. While what most 
transit developers require is the freedom to have access to the raw data 
behind it.

So are you advocating for open data api's were you can fetch raw data 
from, such as Networkrail, or more like a documented API to a route 
planner like Dutch Rail provides?


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