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And in the meantime, where frequent network maps exist, I will continue to press them upon people that discuss residential location with me.


Just another reason to publish GTFS.


There are actually options to fiddle with: click on Settings in the top menu bar!
I am also experimenting with a slightly more sophisticated way of calculating the waiting time, but it remains a heuristic.


It's interesting that going out into the Sunset on the L is so much faster than on the N (which has no corresponding spike). I guess this is the advantage of taking the Forest Hill Tunnel?

Tom West

Warning: if your local area is included, this thing is horribly addictive.


I think for TTC, it includes GO transit as if it was rapid transit - although they only provide rush hour service. On the other hand, it seems that for Berlin, the Regional trains are not included - although these accept transit tickets, and come hourly, or every 120min (i.e. generally more useful than GO trains).

What would be really cool would be some sort of color coding that tells you how many transfers are needed to reach a point :)


@ant6n the transfer color coding is an interesting idea, I'll put it in the feedback forum:

Berlin's Transport Authority did not open their data, it's manually scraped and therefore it is more difficult to include regional trains.

David Marcus

I'm a big fan of mapnificent. It's worth noting though, that the reachable area grows as a circle from the transit stop...i.e., it does not capture the impact of the street grid.


I'm so bummed that LA isn't included.


@Sirinya I have LA and San Diego, but the licenses of the data are somehow ambiguous and I'm not sure if Mapnificent is allowed to use. Contacting LA Metro has not been successful so far.

David P

@ant6n - in Toronto, GO does provide all-day service on most routes via a combination of trains and buses. And it looks like mapnificent uses the "time of day" setting to determine whether faster peak period trains or slower off-peak buses are used.

Tom West

@ant6n - it covers an area (such Toronto and surrondings), not an agency (such as TTC). I don't care about what agencies I use - I want to know how long it will take to get there.


We covered this on thecityfix last week: http://thecityfix.com/mapnificent-how-far-can-you-go-in-15-minutes/

Paul C, Vancouver

@ant6n. The GTFS data for a lot of transit agencies is already published. At least Translink in Vancouver publishes it.

As for the program itself. It is quite interesting. It does take into account the difference between a regular bus route like the 41 in Vancouver and the 99 B-line. Both which travel the same direction. You can get further on the B-line of course which is shown on the map.

Joseph E

Stefan, go ahead and use the data for Los Angeles Metro. I am certain they will not bother you. They are currently in trouble for a few wasteful lawsuits (the suits had legitimate targets, but were more expensive than they were worth) and are not looking for any more bad publicity about unnecessary lawyering.

And is there anyway you could make the walking and bike distances based on actual travel times? Google will calculate bike and walking distances for you. It might make the application much slower, but it could be done.

Bill Kinkaid

It looks promising but two nitpicks:

1. It's spectacularly slow to load. But that's not unusual for this type of thing.

2. It's apparently based on Google Maps, with which I can roll my mouse wheel to zoom in and out. So why is the roll direction reversed on this site?


Looking at that map of San Francisco, I think Mapnificent is way overestimating most people's swimming speed.

Jarrett at HumanTransit.org

Anonymous, Treasure Island and East Bay destinations are via bridge transit and/or BART

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