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Automatically selecting a journey planning service

7 Apr 2017 by Harry Wood

We added a feature to our journey planning API: this automatically selects the most appropriate service provider depending on whether the journey is within, or outside of, London. “Journey Planning” involves you specifying a “from” and a “to” location to receive back journey details including multiple alternatives, which may make use of multiple means of...

Places – Our new UK geocoding tool

15 Dec 2016 by Andrea Cox

Our new “Places” endpoint takes millions of location data points (“places”) from across the UK and makes them searchable. We’ve been testing the Places endpoint for a few months now and we’re excited to share the results with you. The geocoded data points it includes are: 500k Bus, train, tube, coach stops from the Traveline National Dataset...

Signing up to TransportAPI just got easier

2 Dec 2016 by Harry Wood

developer.transportapi.com is the gateway for developers to begin using our API. This part of our website has recently undergone a bit of a refresh. We hope you like the style makeover, but there’s a couple of concrete improvements particularly for the benefit of new developers as they sign-up: Sign up with a github account If...

Transport things on the internet of things

17 Oct 2016 by Harry Wood

Thingful “A Search Engine for the Internet of Things”, has recently been working with us to index some of our transport data within their platform. While the internet used to exist mainly on our computer screens, it is increasingly existing on connected devices. Not just smartphones, but also lamp-posts, kettles, rubbish bins and lots of...

Automating bus route geometries

13 Sep 2016 by Andrea Cox

There are over 16,800 bus routes in the UK and we are launching a new feature in TransportAPI.com that will enable you to map the precise geometry of every single bus route. Currently many bus companies and local authorities have to draw out route shapes and maps one at a time. They do this using...

Wimbledon themed TransportAPI examples at IBM’s datapalooza

28 Jul 2016 by Harry Wood

IBM held a “datapalooza” event at skills matter last month. This was during the wimbledon tournament (before Andy Murray had taken the title!) and the event was a mashup of various data related things in and around the IBM ecosystem, with a wimbledon spin on it! I was invited to show TransportAPI and so talked...

Matching house prices to your journey home

17 Jun 2016 by Andrea Cox

  We love to see innovative applications of TransportAPI data and this recent dynamic ad campaign from Santander and Liveposter, a digital advertiser, impressed us. Our partner, Liveposter, blended realtime TransportAPI journey time data with Santander average house price data on Transvision screens across a number of London rail stations. Here’s the cool bit; specific...

New Vauxhall offices

10 May 2016 by Harry Wood

This week we’re getting set up in new offices. A light, bright, new office a few minutes walk from Vauxhall station in Southwest London. Yes, we need more desks still. But we’re enjoying our sofa area! We’re also enjoying having our own space. It’s the first time we’ve ever had it! Over the years we’ve...

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