Mapnificent: public transport travel time maps

Stefan Wehrmeyer is the developer of Mapnificent, a site that shows how it is possible to travel on public transportation for over 20 cities throughout the world. The application interface provides a slider control to adjust maximum travel time. As the slider is adjusted, the highlighted area on the map showing travel range expands and contracts. The visual feedback is impressively fast.

Mapnificent also includes a JavaScript API that lets you integrate a Mapnificent overlay into your Google Maps application.

Mapnificent uses public GTFS from the GTFS Data Exchange.

For more, check out Stefan’s blog post, visit the site, or watch the video below.

Mapnificent from Stefan Wehrmeyer on Vimeo.

Aaron is the founding principal of Trillium Solutions, Inc. He brings experience that includes 13 years of experience in public transportation, with knowledge of fixed-route transportation, paratransit, rural transportation, and active transportation modes. Aaron is a recognized expert in developing data standards, web-application design, digital communications, and online marketing strategy. He originally developed Trillium’s GTFS Manager, and has played a key role in the development of the GTFS data specification since 2007.