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Old 19.05.2015, 08:45
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TRAVIC - "Real Time" Public Transport Visualisation

While reading the Daily Fail this morning I came across this public transport visualiser called TRAVIC

Zurich, Basel, Bern, Geneva - If your place of interest is not mentioned just click on one of the links, zoom out, find your place, zoom in and bookmark it.

I know we've all seen similar things before, and it isn't actually real time, but appears to be simulation based on the timetable info (buses and trams don't actually stop at bus stops and tram stops), but I like how it's implemented. For example just mouse over a dot to reveal what it is, and then click to get route information.

It also covers far more than just Switzerland, just zoom out to a world view and you can see which places it covers.

Call me a geek but these things always fascinate me.
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Old 19.05.2015, 10:27
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Re: TRAVIC - "Real Time" Public Transport Visualisation

In Basel it does show the trams stopping, but as you say it's just based on some kind of timetable information as I watched a yellow dot go past the end of my street on the map, but there was no corresponding tram.
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Old 19.05.2015, 10:33
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Re: TRAVIC - "Real Time" Public Transport Visualisation

Bearing in mind that you can speed it up and head into the future, I'm guessing it's not based on actual tram positions.

It's a bit weird though, it seems to have some trams (6, 2 and 14) going around in pairs.

It's kind of hypnotic at x30.
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Re: TRAVIC - "Real Time" Public Transport Visualisation

Hmmm, just looked at Geneva and it has the trains either running up and down the route de Lausanne or pretending to be boats and in the middle of the lake, but nowhere near the railway line.
And some of the busroutes don't look correct to me.
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Old 20.05.2015, 09:59
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Yes, it's not perfect, we live opposite a bus stop and the dots and buses are passing at different times. Good fun though. Yes, I'm easily pleased.
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Re: TRAVIC - "Real Time" Public Transport Visualisation

Nice...

"While reading the Daily Fail"

Is this it? See bus 75 route..., I live in the area, and the bus is going thru a dead end road.

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Re: TRAVIC - "Real Time" Public Transport Visualisation

Just came across this site. Pretty cool! Visually hypnotic!
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Re: TRAVIC - "Real Time" Public Transport Visualisation

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"While reading the Daily Fail"

Is this it? See bus 75 route..., I live in the area, and the bus is going thru a dead end road.

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I think it's working out routing based on the stop locations and the road map, like a satnav - if you look here the 994 and 885 buses go crazy around the Fluhstrasse and Belsito stops because Belsitostrasse is only a through road for buses, which it doesn't seem to allow.

http://tracker.geops.ch/?z=16&s=8&x=...93&l=transport

So if the map data is wrong (or not public transport specific), or the route between stops isn't the obvious one, it may not get it right.
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