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3/30/2017 5:49:24 PM
Topic:
Loading information from Traveline

RobT
RobT
Posts: 62
Yeah Traveline really don't, we used to use NPTDR from DfT, though this stopped in 2011 which is a pain. We did sign up to Basemap's DataCutter saved us some time when looking at public transport data, however it's only updated every three months.
3/15/2017 9:21:30 AM
Topic:
Loading information from Traveline

soniag
soniag
Posts: 5
Hi Rowley,
I will look through the list. Traveline don't make it easy!
Thank you for all of your help, much appreciated.
Kind regards
Sonia
3/15/2017 8:43:37 AM
Topic:
Loading information from Traveline

Rowley
Rowley
Posts: 97
Hi Sonia,


Just looking at the format on the Traveline ftp site, bed_1 to bed_30 looks like services in Bedford, bed_4 looks like services in Luton so don't know whether you need these or not, bed_5 also looks like Luton services. bed_50 looks like Bedfordshire Villager Community Bus services so don't know about those, bed_51 look like other community bus services from Biggleswade. bed_53 look like Wanderbus services wherever they operate from. Anything numbered higher than that i.e bed_70 etc seem to be Berkshire so you can ignore those.
Make sure you load all the bus stops into TRACC if you are doing it this way before loading the services from Traveline. You may well get lots of missing stops anyway for anything outside the boundary but that may not be a problem if you are only wanting to do a calculation within your area.


Hope that helps,


Rowley
3/14/2017 4:04:47 PM
Topic:
Loading information from Traveline

soniag
soniag
Posts: 5
Hi Rowley,
No luck with the dowload. When the FTP file is opened it is just a large zipped file for the region and then the files in the document are XML documents. In the SE region the files initially start with the file name bed_1-1_-y08-3 and there are other files names starting with set_6 etc. There doesn't appear to be an ATCO 20 file in the document. Is there somewhere else to download?
I have all of the bus stops for Bedford from Naptan, but not the public transport times etc.
3/14/2017 9:20:54 AM
Topic:
Loading information from Traveline

soniag
soniag
Posts: 5
Hi Rowley,
That's very helpful thank you! I had to ask our IT people to download the FTP site (firewall issues) so they had just downloaded the whole lot. I will ask them just to download the ATCO 20 files only and hopefully that will speed my calculations up.
Thank you for the link as well. I was searching on the traveline information and forgot about Naptan.
Many thanks
Sonia
3/14/2017 8:23:29 AM
Topic:
Loading information from Traveline

Rowley
Rowley
Posts: 97
Right, in the SE folder you need to download the ATCO_20_Bus file, (020 is the ATCO prefix for Bedford Borough) and that CIF file should contain all services within Bedford Borough. Do a check once you have uploaded it into TRACC, particularly for cross-boundary services just to make sure they all appear to be in there.



The following link shows the codes for each authority. The ATCO Prefix denotes the code for the service.

http://naptan.app.dft.gov.uk/Reports/frmStopsSummaryReport

Hope that helps!

Rowley
3/13/2017 5:27:22 PM
Topic:
Loading information from Traveline

soniag
soniag
Posts: 5
Hi,
It is for Bedford Borough and looking at the south east and east midlands regions. I have the service report but it is not clear which data relates to Bedford. I asked the question of Traveline as was told to just look for the relevant service so I had to do a search for Bedford in the spreadsheet, but I am not certain that this will pick up all of the services in this way. I could not find what the region codes mean. When I downloaded the information from the FTP the east midlands code all start with em.
3/13/2017 4:58:01 PM
Topic:
Loading information from Traveline

Rowley
Rowley
Posts: 97
Hello,



Which authority are you trying to load the data for? Generally, within Traveline the data is listed alphabetical by council within that Traveline region. In the West Midlands, the data from the FTP site is pretty much in order of authority, with 'cen' for Centro, then twm_3 for Hereford, twm_4 for Staffs, twm_5 for Shropshire, twm_6 for Stoke-on-Trent, twm_7 for Telford, twm_8 for Warwickshire and twm_9 for Worcestershire. I have used East Midlands data and that seems to follow that sort of pattern too. Otherwise, the data might start with a 3 digit code e.g. 380 for Staffordshire, 389 for Stoke-on-Trent, 100 for Derbyshire.




Rowley
3/9/2017 4:31:49 PM
Topic:
Loading information from Traveline

soniag
soniag
Posts: 5
Hi,



I have downloaded the FTP data from Traveline which comes in huge files relating to the regions. I only wanted public transport information for the borough and surrounding areas. I was told by Traveline that I have to look at the service report to find out which service is in the borough which is a laborious task as there are a lot of records, even just doing a 'find' search and I am not sure that this will identify all of the relevant services. How has anyone else done this, other than wait for thousands of records to be loaded into TRACC.




Your advice would be appreciated.
2/15/2016 4:44:22 PM
Topic:
TRACC Course - Guildford - 13th and 14th April

admin
admin
Administrator
Posts: 397
Places on the 1.5 day course are £550 + VAT per delegate, to book a place on the course, please CONTACT US to book your space.
The course gives each delegate use of their own laptop for duration of the training and this includes relevant data to undertake the detailed analysis.

Course AgendaDay One – 1pm arrival for 1.30pm start
Session 1
Loading of road datasets and creating and exporting travel time contours.
Session 2
Loading of public transport data and creating public transport contours and reports.
Local accessibility access – showing distance away from PT stops and their frequency.
Finish at 4pm




Day Two – 9:30am arrival for 10am start
Session 1
Re-cap of Day One.
Loading in Census Data and utilising the reporting power of demographics to show percentages of accessibility and which destination is the most accessible.
Session 2
Continue looking at demographic data along with other reporting options.
Producing a public transport frequency map.
Lunch Break
Session 3
Editing of the public transport network, using census data to look at the viability of a new tram route.
Session 4
Road editing, both the creation of new road links (footpaths etc.) and look at the adjustment of speeds.
Re-cap and time for questions.
Finish at 4pm
2/15/2016 4:43:25 PM
Topic:
Manchester, 15th and 16th March

admin
admin
Administrator
Posts: 397
Places on the 1.5 day course are £550 + VAT per delegate, to book a place on the course, please CONTACT US to book your space.
The course gives each delegate use of their own laptop for duration of the training and this includes relevant data to undertake the detailed analysis.








Course AgendaDay One – 1pm arrival for 1.30pm start
Session 1
Loading of road datasets and creating and exporting travel time contours.
Session 2
Loading of public transport data and creating public transport contours and reports.
Local accessibility access – showing distance away from PT stops and their frequency.
Finish at 4pm




Day Two – 9:30am arrival for 10am start
Session 1
Re-cap of Day One.
Loading in Census Data and utilising the reporting power of demographics to show percentages of accessibility and which destination is the most accessible.
Session 2
Continue looking at demographic data along with other reporting options.
Producing a public transport frequency map.
Lunch Break
Session 3
Editing of the public transport network, using census data to look at the viability of a new tram route.
Session 4
Road editing, both the creation of new road links (footpaths etc.) and look at the adjustment of speeds.
Re-cap and time for questions.
Finish at 4pm
12/4/2015 9:26:09 AM
Topic:
TRACC Road Network

admin
admin
Administrator
Posts: 397
Hi Ed,



Can you send an image of this issue? With ITN from the GZ file the grade separation should not allow this to happen.




Thanks, Admin
12/3/2015 4:40:17 PM
Topic:
TRACC Road Network

eddiejames_uk
eddiejames_uk
Posts: 21
Hi,
I'm running a calculation at present, however I can't prevent the journey routeing onto the motorway which passes overhead i.e. not a junction. Obviously in reality this route cannot be utilised.

I've tried several road networks, importing the ITN through the respective tab and also as a shape file. I've also tried the OS Highways layer which also gives the same results, despite the links not actually intersecting like the ITN does.

What am I missing here? Any help appreciated.

Ed.
11/30/2015 3:43:12 PM
Topic:
Destination Data for NI 175

Rowley
Rowley
Posts: 97
Hi Ed,


Unfortunately, we just did a trawl of Google Maps and our own GIS system to locate convenience stores, had no other option. Other than using websites of the large supermarkets to locate their stores I couldn't find any other way, apart from using the 2010 data as a start point and seeing if the stores were still in existence or not. I have recently done this for a couple of districts in Staffordshire (Newcastle and South Staffordshire, and Stoke-on-Trent also).

In terms of Post Offices, I haven't done any accessibility calculations to them recently, and I am not aware of any other sources of data other than their website which isn't really much help!

Sorry I can't be more help there.

Rowley
11/30/2015 10:03:46 AM
Topic:
Destination Data for NI 175

eddiejames_uk
eddiejames_uk
Posts: 21
Hi Rowley,
How did you create the destination files? Did you query the OS address database or similar? I've managed to find the following which appears to provide a comprehensive list of all 'major' supermarkets in the UK which is maintained and available for use. http://geolytix.co.uk/blog/category/open-data/supermarket-locations/ Unfortunately it doesn't include the smaller or independent stores that I'd probably also need to include, but it does provide a useful base.

Additionally, do you know where to source a comprehensive list of PO's? The PO website doesn't appear to provide this - you can only query your nearest branch/es.

Thanks.

Ed.
11/26/2015 11:51:13 AM
Topic:
Destination Data for NI 175

Rowley
Rowley
Posts: 97
Unfortunately DfT stopped producing this kind of destination file around 2010. Where we have had to run calculations to supermarkets/convenience stores we have had to create the destination files ourselves. I did ask DfT in 2014 I think whether this kind of information was going to be produced again and was told they were looking at it, but heard nothing since. Having used the old data before, it was always a little suspect anyway with plenty of closed shops etc included in the data file.
11/26/2015 9:58:45 AM
Topic:
Destination Data for NI 175

eddiejames_uk
eddiejames_uk
Posts: 21
Hi All,



Can anybody advise from where I can source the latest destination data? I'm particularly interested in the food stores i.e. supermarkets and convenience stores. I require this data for the County (Derbyshire) and appropriate buffer.




Regards.




Ed.
11/16/2015 11:03:23 AM
Topic:
TRACC issue adding road network edited in ArcGIS

admin
admin
Administrator
Posts: 397
Just to confirm this was sorted via our support portal - support.basemap.co.uk
11/6/2015 5:35:33 PM
Topic:
TRACC issue adding road network edited in ArcGIS

gseggie
gseggie
Posts: 1
Hello,


Do you know if there are issues that can arise loading in a road network– Meridian based – after editing in ArcGIS? When I load the original set in toTRACC, all seems well – all features are loaded. However, after loading in toArcGIS and extending to include some extra cyclepath links, I cannot get theshapefile to load successfully. It reads fine and loads on to the road ribbonarea as an empty set of features with no error message.


In terms of my edit process, all I did was create a new shapefile anddigitise cyclepath links which snapped to the road network. Where thesecoincided with edges of the Meridian features, I split the feature to ensurejunctions coincided with end points of features only. To ensure the RoadLinkIDattribute remained unique, I suffixed ones resulting from split with ‘_X’ todifferentiate them from the original. I then merged the new cycle paths on tothe Meridian data and updated columns to match what looked correct. These toohad unique RoadLinkID assigned.


Is this a typical procedure, or should I only edit within TRACC itself?


I am planning now (time is against me) of doing within TRACC, but needto know if it is okay to plot a path which goes from edge to edge – i.e. notnecessarily to an edge point on the road network. It looks in thedocvumentation as if this is the case, with a screenshot showing such anexample and nothing to contradict this. It surprises me, but hopefully this isthe case as will be easier, I just want to make sure the underlying processingwill pick up the edge (road) to end (cyclepath) data.


Regards,
Graeme

8/3/2015 9:56:46 AM
Topic:
TRACC Public Course - Manchester 13th/14th October

admin
admin
Administrator
Posts: 397
We are pleased to announce our next public training course at Transport for Greater Manchester on the 13th October (1pm start) and 14th October (all day). This is a comprehensive course covering all the features and settings of TRACC. Basemap will provide one laptop per delegate and appropriate training materials. The course follows the agenda below: -

Session 1

Loading of road datasets and creating and exporting travel time contours

Session 2

Loading of public transport data and creating public transport contours and reports.

Looking at local accessibility access – showing distance away from PT stops and their frequency

Day Two – 9:30 arrival for 10am start (pastries coffee etc provided)

Session 1

Re-cap of Day1

Loading in Census Data and utilising the reporting power of demographics to show percentages of accessibility and which destination is the most accessible.

Session 2

Continue looking at demographic data along with other reporting options

Look at producing a public transport frequency map

Lunch (Provided)

Session 3

Look at the editing of the public transport network, using census data to look at the viability of a new TRAM route.

Session 4

Look at road editing, both the creation of new road links (footpaths etc) and look at the adjustment of speeds.

Re-cap and time for questions.

Finish about 4pm

To book please e-mail traccsupport @ Basemap.co.uk - the cost to attend is £550 + VAT for the 1.5 days.
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