As we already discussed in our riot room (some of you who are not active on riot-matrix, might have missed), the GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) data for Chennai city is either incomplete or not updated after 2010. Among several hundred routes, there are only 7 routes that are listed in the GTFS data created back in 2010 by someone.
On doing a sample query for bus stops at Chennai in OpenStreetMap gives atleast 640 bus stops. I propose we shall do the following.
- Verify in our area whether the bus-stop details are proper, if not update them.
- Create route information (at this moment I don’t have much knowledge on this).
- Using these information from OSM, we can generate a updated GTFS data and publish them for usage with other Free Software services like Transportr.
Similarly, If I am not wrong it is also easier to do the same for Chennai Metro Rail. Interested people can share your knowledge, how-to’s and questions here, so that we shall help each other in building this commons.