Does anyone know of a (curated) list of URLs of public EFA APIs (public transport)?
Do you know one for your own city maybe?
Please send them my way, I'm collecting them for an open-source project that lets you query public transport stops, timetables & routes:
@fribbledom That somehow reminded me of Gremlins... 😱
@fribbledom uh, is that an eagle on the hat? A "trains run on time" eagle?
Uh, no, certainly not. If that's the impression people get, we should probably change it.
@fribbledom all I know of is NextBus. http://webservices.nextbus.com/service/publicXMLFeed?command=agencyList
It's a piece of software from a German company that many cities deploy to make their public transport information accessible over the net.
Not EFA, but I would assume most cities provide the data in their own format. Here is mine if it'd be interesting for you:
https://www.wroclaw.pl/open-data/dataset/przystanki-tramwajowe-i-autobusowe - bus and tram stops
https://www.wroclaw.pl/open-data/dataset/rozkladjazdytransportupublicznegoxml_data - timetable
https://www.wroclaw.pl/open-data/dataset/lokalizacjapojazdowkomunikacjimiejskiejnatrasie_data - live gps position of buses and trams
@fribbledom You've head of Google's GTFS? Many public transport agencies produce it for integrating with Maps, and some make their feed public. Maybe be possible to translate?
DDG'ing the acronym turns up a bunch and Google's "PublicFeeds.wiki" page lists a heap.
@fribbledom This sounds like a cool project! While we are at it, note that the public weather datasets and streams are usually free as well (NOAA, DWD, to name a few). Yet a great number FOSS weather apps seems not to know about those, and nobody tried yet to collate the feeds, or create a convenient API?
Check out this project: https://github.com/schildbach/public-transport-enabler
It already supports many APIs from all over the world. The project can be included into an app like "Transportr" did.
@fribbledom In Tampere, Finland, there's GTFS and not EFA, and also real time information in various formats.
There are also some other related data sets, see for yourself:
@hexmasteen @fribbledom @firstname.lastname@example.org FYI the backend is https://github.com/schildbach/public-transport-enabler
@Mr_Teatime @fribbledom they use this project https://github.com/schildbach/public-transport-enabler
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!