Accessing HSR open data

Screenshot 2014-07-30 at 23.39.00

 

A friend of mine recently asked about how to get at the HSR open data used during the HSR real-time data hackathon. Great question, and I’ve copied the response from Open Hamilton below for whoever else is curious:

You can access the HSR open data here:

http://opendata.hamilton.ca/GTFS-RT

You can read about the Realtime GTFS file format here:

https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs-realtime

The data is in Google’s “protocol buffers” format. You can read about that here:

https://developers.google.com/protocol-buffers

 

Also, check out this cool real-time map that shows you where every busy in the city is currently!

http://realtime-hsr-map.cloudapp.net/