William Lachance on “Creating a google transit feed for fun and profit”

Just wanted to send a shout out for William Lachance, who created a Google Transit feed and trip planner, hbcus.ca, for Halifax Metro Transit as a volunteer.

He described the process he used to gather location information and include it with schedule data on his blog post “Creating a google transit feed for fun and profit.”

The post gives a window into some of the issues involved in creating Google Transit feeds in situations where bus stop location information and schedule information is not available in a standardized format (this is the case for almost all of Trillium’s small clients).  It also shows some of the ways the Google Transit Feed Specification is being applied outside of Google Transit.

Below, a screenshot of hbus.ca.

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