[Open-transport] Wishes for Open Transit Data

Thomas thomaskoch at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 16:22:20 UTC 2015

Simply, the format they use internally to exchange the timetable itself
(HAFAS raw data?) to/from other parties.

Additionally a GTFS conversion would be useful for a larger segment of the
community but it's expected that a lot of useful information about
transfers is lost and maintained less strict. Although i think that the
"large railway company" already supplies to Google Transit, so i assume the
quality will be higher than what SNCF for example publishes on it's
opendata website.

My experience with GTFS is that it requires a lot of work and patience to
get it to work with the advanced concepts known in the railway-world such
as transfers-durations and potion working (Flügelung).

I think that the open-transport community is capable to make a better GTFS
conversion than DB, based on my experience with the GTFS Dutch Railways
once supplied to Google Transit and the data they now supply.

Kind regards,

Thomas Koch

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM, Stefan Kaufmann <transit at shutterworks.org>

> Hey everybody,
> let's assume, a large railway company were to ask how they could
> contribute data and what kind of data we'd like in which format. What
> would you be wishing for?
> The text is in German right now – if you're interested in contributing,
> please ping me, and I'll translate the text if necessary!
> <https://datalove.edupad.uni-konstanz.de/52>
> regards,
> -stk
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