[uf-discuss] Transit Microformat?
frank at traincheck.com
Wed Aug 2 06:34:55 PDT 2006
Possibly... but I am not sure how it would extend to more complicated
transit systems that featured partial and express lines. I feel this
should be communicated in the format as well.
But, if I am missing some or if there are examples of extending
hCalendar to include additional meta infomration, I would love to hear
On 7/28/06, Marko Mrdjenovic <mf at friedcellcollective.net> wrote:
> Couldn't this just be hCalendar? At least that's what came to mind when
> I was working on an airline site recently...
> Frank Harris wrote:
> > Greetings!
> > Is anyone working on a transit microformat? I found a thread from 2005
> >  and the corresponding wiki page  but I can't seem to find any
> > recent activity.
> > Earlier this year, Bart Solowiej and I developed a mobile transit
> > application, TrainCheck.  (TrainCheck sends the next 3 train times
> > at ANY stop in your metro to your SMS or email enabled cell phone.) As
> > you could imagine, its a pretty tedious job to scrape all the various
> > formats (HTML, PDF, etc) from the individual transit systems and load
> > them into a database. We could have used a microformat when we
> > started. But one didn't exist and we forged ahead.
> > Since then we've launched Caltrain, BART and Washington, DC's Metro on
> > our system and we are gunning for more before year's end. And since we
> > have this data -- we would like to give back the transit information
> > to the community in a standard format to encourage further
> > development.
> > So this is where we are... we are eager to learn more about the
> > transit microformat or be involved in the discussion of one. Any
> > information on the status of this effort would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks!
> > -Frank
> > 
> > http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2005-October/001668.html
> >  http://microformats.org/wiki/transit-table-examples
> >  http://www.traincheck.com
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