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

Hannes Gassert hannes at gassert.ch
Fri Apr 25 10:06:53 UTC 2014


Many thanks for your message. Do you plan to release this code under an
open license, or are you developing it in the open already?
To ask bluntly: if yes: when, if not, why not? :)

Sending kind regards,


On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 12:03 PM, Thomas <thomaskoch at gmail.com> wrote:

> FYI,
> 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
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