Bus Routes Rendering
blog post 'Bus route rendering at RewiredState' has more details
Ideas for taking this project forward
On the day I got half way through a process of bringing in TfL bus routes data. By showing this alongside OpenStreetMap bus routes, I hope to spur the London OpenStreetMap community to finish off mapping all the routes in full. I have done the groundwork for this while developing a transport api and mobile app for placr.co.uk.
OpenStreetMap bus stop data is largely based on a government NAPTAN dataset, but this should be improved for accuracy using OpenStreetMap tools, so I'd like to make the rendering highlight progress with this.
Various other improvements:
The label rendering gets overwritten on roads with several bus routes.
The rendering can be expanded even to worldwide coverage given the right tileserver configuration (using ModTile for on-demand rendering)
The rendering should be deployed to a server to allow regular updating from OpenStreetMap (currently just one-off rendered on my laptop)
Estimated costs for taking this project forward
£0 if I do it in my free time
If someone wants it faster, I can be contracted to work on this stuff.
About the data used for this project
You can download raw OpenStreetMap vector data for the entire planet. In fact I took an england extract in PBF format offered up by geofabrik. From this I extracted just chopped out the London area (this bounding box) using the tool “osmosis”
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