[Open-transport] Swiss Transport Data: Next Steps / Opendata.ch Transport Working Group Kickoff

Thomas thomaskoch at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 10:03:20 UTC 2014


Stefan de Konink and myself are currently working on a SQL importer of the
HAFAS raw data and subsequently a set of queries to dump the data as GTFS.
We've finished the importer up to the point where it imports all the tables
but the table fplan.
fplan currently fails on the fact that our idea of the primary key's on
that datastrucure were wrong.

Kind regards,

Thomas Koch
To whom it may concern

This week, the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) released a large volume of
schedule data at http://www.fahrplanfelder.ch/fahrplandaten. The feedback
was mixed, from a happy "Yeah! Finally! Congratulations!" to lukewarm hints
at discrepancies with opendefinition.org - but in any case this move
creates new potentials, new questions, and a new need to coordinate. How
could the community work together to create open tools to work with this
data, to transform it into other formats, to make it used and useful? Who's
in, with what goals?

Let's find out, and let's make a plan - so let's meet. If interested,
please fill in https://doodle.com/9ikwneuq4b7v5is9 - most practical place
is Zurich, but please let me know if you'd like to participate from abroad,
as this probably will turn out to be an international Hafas challenge. The
meeting will also serve as the kickoff of Opendata.ch's Transport Working
Group, if so decided by the participants.

Sending kind regards,
Hannes Gassert

PS: http://opendata.ch/sports-hackdays

Hannes Gassert  |  http://gassert.ch  |  +41 78 663 11 09

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