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The Definitive Guide to GTFS

Learn all about the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and how to consume open public transportation data in The Definitive Guide to GTFS.


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This book is not just aimed at those who are new to GTFS; there are many tips and tricks for using GTFS that experienced users of GTFS will also find valuable.


The Definitive Guide to GTFS tells you:

  • All about the structure of a GTFS feed
  • How to import a GTFS feed to an SQL database and perform queries
  • How to search for trips, handle blocks and calculate fares
  • Techniques for optimizing a GTFS database in order to minimize resource usage on mobile phones (such as on iOS & Android devices).


Table Of Contents:

1. Introduction to GTFS

2. Agencies (agency.txt)

3. Stops & Stations (stops.txt)

4. Routes (routes.txt)

5. Trips (trips.txt)

6. Stop Times (stop_times.txt)

7. Trip Schedules (calendar.txt & calendar_dates.txt)

8. Fare Definitions (fare_attributes.txt & fare_rules.txt)

9. Trip Shapes (shapes.txt)

10. Repeating Trips (frequencies.txt)

11. Stop Transfers (transfers.txt)

12. Feed Information (feed_info.txt)

13. Importing a GTFS Feed to SQL

14. Switching to Integer IDs

15. Optimizing Shapes

16. Deleting Unused Data

17. Searching for Trips

18. Working With Trip Blocks

19. Calculating Fares

20. Trip Patterns


This book is complemented by The Definitive Guide to GTFS-realtime.


You can save $5 by buying both books together.


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  • Pages79
  • File Size4.1 MB
  • Chapters20

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