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MyBus 2.0 GPS Data Update

By shneyney123 - 8 August 2011 9

We’ve made a new feature available in a MyBus 2.0 Market update, and is what we hope is the beginning of the future of MyBus 2.0. Through a giant community effort on Open Street Map, members of the community have mapped out the bus stops around Canberra.

MyBus 2.0 can now show you a map with all bus stops nearest to you! Your current location is found via GPS, or wireless network, marked on the map by a red pin. You can drag this pin to any location on the map to see bus stops close to that location also.

Also to help you navigate on foot from your location to the nearest bus stop, a path is plotted on the map.
While we can certainly tell you the nearest bus stops to your location, to tell you which buses pass them, and at what times, we still need the GPS data from the government. We’ve recently been told again that the data will be available in a few weeks.

If you would like to give feedback on these new features, please don’t hesitate  to contact us through our website here or send us a tweet and follow us on Twitter. Once again, thank you for your ongoing support.

Regards,
– Imagine Team

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9 Responses to
MyBus 2.0 GPS Data Update
shneyney123 10:37 am 10 Aug 11

Thank you for your hard efforts everyone! We will make sure your efforts aren’t for nothing 🙂

dvaey 8:55 am 10 Aug 11

AaronT said :

I spent quite a bit of time mapping ACTION bus stops on OSM a while back.
Managed to do a few suburbs worth, so hopefully that data has been put to good use

Ive done similar, with almost all bus routes in Tuggeranong mapped out, with routes and all bus stops. Unfortunately, due to licence changes, my work will be removed soon..

shneyney123 1:17 pm 09 Aug 11

Thanks for the support and feeback! Hope you enjoy our new update (yet again)

p996911turbo 11:01 am 09 Aug 11

And an excellent addition it is! Good work!

AaronT 5:59 pm 08 Aug 11

I spent quite a bit of time mapping ACTION bus stops on OSM a while back.
Managed to do a few suburbs worth, so hopefully that data has been put to good use

p1 1:41 pm 08 Aug 11

I look forward to the day when you can look at your phone, and get realtime tracking info of the bus you are waiting for. Never having to wonder if you have just missed the bus would be awesome. And for once, it is a service that would actually be of more use in a market like Canberra (less frequent buses with less customers) then in the big cities where you can often just wait for the next one.

dpm 1:23 pm 08 Aug 11

Awesome work!

dvaey 1:19 pm 08 Aug 11

WillowJim said :

I’m gobsmacked that Corbell and the bureaucrats somehow think it’s better to keep this GPS data under wraps and spend millions trying to do something with it themselves. Publish it, ffs!

One has to wonder, if OSM hadnt completely screwd up their licensing, if the ACT govt would have been happy to use the service. Government data used to be compatible with the licences involved, but now OSM has completely changed their licence, making them incompatible with almost all Australian government (and big-business) provided data.

WillowJim 12:38 pm 08 Aug 11

Am really looking forward to this. Great work, Imagine.

I’m gobsmacked that Corbell and the bureaucrats somehow think it’s better to keep this GPS data under wraps and spend millions trying to do something with it themselves. Publish it, ffs!

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