One of the things I’ve been working quite hard on over the past week is representing the position of a train on a map, and I’ve finally had success.
I have several ideas up my sleeve, but I’ve started with the simplest – replicating the signalling system and overlaying train identities on parts of the track. And here’s the result – click the image for a larger version:
This is still very much in-development, inefficient and not scalable – all the best ideas start off like that!
And in answer to the question on everybody’s lips – “when?” – well, just as soon as Network Rail finish off their Open Data platform and I can move this in to Open Train Times properly!
As always, do email me – firstname.lastname@example.org – with all your comments. They brighten up an otherwise unexciting journey on an 450HC 🙂