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Hello Open Street Map Community,

I have been assigned as a project for University, to construct an interactive map where people in my city (Pretoria, South Africa) will be able to use the transport system. It should be able to give them directions, to Bus stops/ Train stops etc. Calculate Trip time and route And if possible calculate fare.

Is OSM the place for me? Looking for advice and where should I get started. Thanks Josh

asked 04 Aug '11, 08:23

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edited 04 Aug '11, 09:24

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OpenStreetMap can store route and stop information using the Public Transport convention in the Wiki. Schedules, routing, fare information must be stored and calculated externally. This is best represented using the standard GTFS format. Open Trip Planner is able to use the GTFS format for routing.

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answered 04 Aug '11, 12:37

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Yes, OpenStreetMap is the perfect place.

Many of Cape Town's existing MyCiTi bus routes have been added:

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answered 04 Aug '11, 09:51

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Yes you can.The wiki will have details.this as been asked before so if you search this forum you'll see how,search with "license" should yield some results.

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answered 04 Aug '11, 09:44

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edited 04 Aug '11, 09:50

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