HŽ timetable available on Google Maps

first_imgGoogle Maps provides travel information to nearly 7.000 carriers at more than 3,8 million stops and 20.000 cities in 78 countries. Google Maps is used by more than a billion users, more than half of whom use mobile devices. Google Maps Transit is available through the Google Maps application for Android and iOS systems, and users of Google Maps can also access maps.google.hr.GTFS format to support developersThe data used by Google Maps is in GTFS format, which is a standard open format for displaying timetables that, in addition to being a basis for display on Google Maps, can be used for other applications that the interested public wants to develop. In this way, HŽPP wants to make it easier for developers to access data and encourage them to develop their own applications. A successful example of such cooperation is the HŽPP Planer application, which uses GTFS data and is well accepted among users.HŽPP invites all those interested in using the data on the timetable of HŽ Putnički prijevoz in GTFS format to contact us by e-mail ( [email protected] ) with a brief description of the project or the need for timetable data, in order to give them direct access to the files In cooperation with HŽ Putnički prijevoz, Google provided its users with free information on the possibilities of traveling by train in Croatia on Google Maps (Google Maps) as part of the Google Maps Transit service.By entering the travel route in the territory of the Republic of Croatia in Google Maps, passengers can now plan their trips on HŽ Putnički prijevoz trains in accordance with the valid timetable. This selection is available with car / bike, other modes of transport and walking options.This initiative is the result of cooperation between Google and HŽ Putnički prijevoz, they point out from HŽ, which expands the possibilities offered by Google maps and which provides useful information to railway transport users. On the other hand, Google’s mission is to make Google Maps more comprehensive, accurate, and useful to millions of users who travel to their destinations by bus, train, subway, or tram. In addition to information on train schedules in Croatia, information on other types of public transport is also available in the Zagreb area. Photo: HŽPP”The presence of HŽ Putnički prijevoz on Google Maps enables boil visibility and greater reach to potential passengers who are users of this platform, who for their planned trip did not necessarily consider the possibility of traveling by train. In addition, Google Transit offers the ability to update service information in real time, which is especially important to inform passengers in case of emergencies that cause delays, which we plan to introduce as soon as possible”Said Marko Knežević, Head of the Service for Infrastructure Services, Logistics Support and Transport Execution of HŽ Putnički prijevoz.last_img