[tabi] Re: StarMetro bus-stop locations for GPS devices

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2012 19:36:17 -0400

Oh, just as an FYI, a .gpx file is a text file; that is, you can open it
with notepad and read the text of each record; it's just not in the regular
rows you might think of a text file of data as; it's actually a form of XML,
but still is a text file at heart.

Chip


> -----Original Message-----
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Allison and Chip Orange
> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 10:05 PM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: StarMetro bus-stop locations for GPS devices
> 
> Hi sila,
> 
> Sure; they sent me an Excel spreadsheet which I've drawn the data from,
> and
> I can either send anyone the spreadsheet, or, I could look into the Excel
> options for exporting it to a .txt file.
> 
> If you have something specific in mind which the format would need to
> meet,
> that shouldn't be any problem.  Otherwise, they had  almost 75 columns, so
> I'd pick less than 10 and export those to either a fixed column width text
> file, or comma separated one, depending on what you needed.
> 
> Writing little programs to get the data exported to just the right format
> isn't really a difficult task usually.
> 
> Let me know.
> 
> Chip
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Sila Miller
> > Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 9:53 PM
> > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [tabi] Re: StarMetro bus-stop locations for GPS devices
> >
> > Hi Chip,
> > What an excellent resource! Ok, so here comes a dumb question...I don't
> > have
> > a GPS, not true as I have it on my phone but the user, well, she lacks a
> bit
> > but any how, is it possible to have a txt version of the info that
you've
> > gathered? Many thanks for taking time to organize and share with us!
> > Happy Labor Day!
> > Sila
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 8:13 PM
> > Subject: [tabi] Re: StarMetro bus-stop locations for GPS devices
> >
> >
> > > Hi again all,
> > >
> > > Also, if anyone needs the data as a userPOI.pdb file for the Sendero
> > > software (because it won't import GPX), then I think I can do that;
let
> me
> > > know and I'll give it a try.  I've had success reading this file
format,
> > > and
> > > I think I could write it.
> > >
> > > I received quite a bit of updates in a newer dataset today thanks to
> > > Charles
> > > Main and/or Brian Waterman at StarMetro, so I'm now able to show the
> > > routes
> > > which use each stop, as well as describe its location and describe if
it
> > > has
> > > a sidewalk, how far back from the street it is, etc.
> > >
> > > If anyone would like the stops just for a particular route for any
> reason,
> > > then I think I could do that as well.
> > >
> > > Chip
> > > acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > >
> > >
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > >> Behalf Of Allison and Chip Orange
> > >> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 9:03 PM
> > >> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >> Subject: [tabi] StarMetro bus-stop locations for GPS devices
> > >>
> > >> Hi all,
> > >>
> > >> Thanks to Brian Waterman at StarMetro, I have a .gpx file and an
Excel
> > >> spreadsheet both listing all the bus stop locations in Tallahassee.
I
> > >> believe the .gpx file should be able to be imported into any of the
> > >> models
> > >> of assistive GPS devices, as gpx was designed to be a "universal"
> format
> > > for
> > >> GPS waypoint data.
> > >>
> > >> If anyone is interested in a copy of either file of data, just drop
me
> a
> > >> note at my email below and I'll be glad to send it to you.
> > >>
> > >> If we have any interest, I'd like to start creating a database of
> > >> Tallahassee POI data of locations and items not usually found on the
> GPS
> > >> maps.  I would volunteer to collect the point data from everyone, and
> put
> > > it
> > >> into a Tallahassee GPX file (or other formats if you find out that
your
> > >> device doesn't support GPX).
> > >>
> > >> Let me know if you have any ideas along these lines.
> > >>
> > >> Chip
> > >> acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > >>
> > >>
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