General

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. 35 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    • 17 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)

        Mapnificent Milwaukee has been started.
        However there are some difficulties:
        – the rather strict terms of use about validity of data combined with the fact that the data itself does not provide date ranges, but only individual dates (no calendar.txt file) is a bit problematic. I think I can tweak it in a way to be sort of compliant, but I don’t feel too well. If someone from the Milwaukee County Transit Agency could say something about the issue, I’d feel better about it.
        - the data has some issues with trips driving too fast (taking 0 seconds between stops), I have to investigate this which will take some more time.

      • 1 vote
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          1 comment  ·  Admin →

          I already have the data and it’s running fine, but I need some input on how PVTA relates to other transit agencies in the region.
          Would it make sense to join this with another transit dataset of Massachusetts (see http://www.gtfs-data-exchange.com/agencies/bylocation )?
          Are there already connections to Boston? The Mapnificent map cannot contain too many connected transit datasets (it gets too big and too slow), but some reasonable connectedness would make sense.

        • Find more ways for us to help you!

          I've been getting into GIS and cartography lately. Theres plenty of folks into it that don't know there's good projects like this floating around that could get some good ideas going. I like how you're open to suggestions and implement them quickly and have made the users your workforce in getting the data to you that you both would love to have. It's the right idea. I know way too many people who rely on public transit that you'd likely find their skills handy. Task it out to us!

          3 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)

            Hi Dave,
            sadly I hardly find time to work on Mapnificent these days. Sorry for the late reply.

            There are ways you people can help!
            Comment on ideas here and include necessary information like links to public transport websites and links to their datasets. If no dataset is present, mention that in the comments and for extra karma write to the public transport agency and ask them to publish the data.

            It’s really time consuming to work through the ideas here and to add new cities and that is time I cannot spend working on new features.

            If you have other ideas how you can help out, please share.

          • 4 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)

              I have to recalibrate the colors a bit so the spectrum fits the actual maximum range. However, I don’t think a color legend is absolutely necessary, since the whole thing is interactive and you can use the slider to experience the time.
              If I find a good place to put the color legend, I will. Suggestions?

            • 3 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              • Don't see your idea?

              General

              Feedback and Knowledge Base