Since TransLink released their new mobile Next Bus site with real-time GPS updates of bus locations, I’ve been trying to find ways to get the data and rehash it into something that Metro Vancouver transit enthusiasts (more specifically, enthusiasts who chase buses and monitor the transit system’s operation) will find useful. There were two main shortcomings of TransLink’s site from the viewpoint of a transit enthusiast: Can’t search for a specific bus. Often times transit enthusiasts “chase” a particular bus, usually a new bus, a fresh bus after a midlife refurbishment, or a bus with a new advertisement wrap. Can’t Continue Reading
Ivan Chan, a friend of mine, recently showed me one of his animation projects, “Environment Modeling of Street and Subway.” Looks like Vancouver doesn’t it, considering the street “furniture” and signs? Except Vancouver doesn’t have a street-level LRT nor a subway,… yet.