The Urban Mapping Mass Transit Proximity API enables users to enhance existing spatial databases, enrich location-based applications and promote alternative transportation options. This API exposes a subset of the extensive normalized data set maintained by Urban Mapping. Why? In many urban areas, critical decisions are often based on proximity to transit nodes such as subway stations, bus stops, commuter rail lines and airports. Similarly, access to public transportation can influence habits, routines, and tasks. However, data sources for mass transit system are highly idiosyncratic, difficult to extract, or unpublished. Urban Mapping solves these problems and offers normalized transit data that developers can use to create innovative applications.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) provides the San Francisco, CA region with one of the most innovative public transportation services in the United States. Now BART offers developers the BART API. The BART API provides real-time estimated time of arrival (ETA) feeds, transit schedules, advisory feeds, and trip planning information. Our new BART API profile has details and joins a growing list of transit-related APIs including government-sponsored web services Portland's Trimet API as well as commercial services like the Hopstop API and Urban Mapping's Mass Transit Proximity API which we covered earlier this month.
San Francisco-based Urban Mapping has released a new Mass Transit Proximity API that allows developers to easily tap into the company's Mass Transit Database. The RESTful API includes two search methods to retrieve results for Station Stops Near a Point and Station Stops Near an Address.