[Loadstone] google transit data for Perth

monty at loadstone-gps.com monty at loadstone-gps.com
Sun Mar 28 14:53:56 BST 2010


Sean,

You're not missing something - splitting databases up into categories is 
how most people 
roll!

Monty


On Sun, 28 Mar 2010, Sean Randall wrote:

> Kerry,
>
> I have only used Loadstone for the train journeys, not for walking anywhere
> else, so haven't worked out methods for dealing with both.
>
> However, even with over 2000 stations in my database, I was quickly able to
> checkpoint the ones along my route and have only those in my view, as it
> were.
>
> I was wondering, if I also began using Loadstone for local walking routes,
> if it mightn't be better to have the railway info in a separate  database I
> could import as and when I needed it. This may mean that at the start of a
> day's travel I have to import that data, but it would also mean I didn't
> have to go checkpointing local landmarks whenever I was out for a hike.
>
> This sort of modular approach would work quite well for me, I think.  I
> could happily keep a variety of databases on my card.  If I didn't, I'd soon
> have stations, bus stops, big trees, hard-to-recognise road turnings and all
> sorts of random junk scattered throughout my database, wouldn't I?  Or am I
> missing something?
>
> Sean.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Kerry Hoath
> Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2010. 01:27 PM
> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
> Subject: [Loadstone] google transit data for Perth
>
> I provide the following in the hopes that potentially some of this data
> might make it into pointshare.
> I'm no programmer however the .csv looks usable for something.
> I'm dreaming about something that could give me checkpoints along a bus
> route but even a pile of bus stops would be nice.
> A pipe dream perhaps however this data is maintained by transperth and
> should be accurate. I can certainly test some of it if required around bus
> stop 15781
> ----- the below cut from another message
>
> Linda reminded me to mention the Transperth data feed that makes Google
> Transit work. The page you want is:
>
>
> http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/TimetablesMaps/SpatialDataAccess/tabid/254/D
> efault.aspx
>
> Which as well as linking to Google's page containing the Transit Feed
> Specification (which may give your screen reader a bit of a workout), it
> links to the data file itself:
>
>
> http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/TimetablePDFs/GoogleTransit/google_transit.z
> ip
>
> This zip file contains text files which upon closer examination are actually
> emminently parsable CSV. I expect stops.txt will be most useful to you. For
> example it can tell you that stop 15682 is called "Lord Street After Harper
> Street", and is located at -31.883,115.956 (albeit with another ten digits
> of precision).
>
> Hope This helps!
> ----- end snip
>
> Regards, Kerry.
>
>
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