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Monday, June 21, 2010

Live Map of London Underground Trains

No sooner than TfL have
opened up their API with no restrictions, some clever developers have got to work to make a real-time Tube Map, showing all the trains on the London Underground network. The yellow pins are stations and the red ones are trains moving in approximate real time.

Live Map of Tube Trains - screengrab

The map was built over a weekend at Science Hack Day, by Matthew Somerville with the help of Frances Berriman and James Aylett.

Hat tip to @benmason and @michald for letting me know.

If people can build tools like this this in a few hours, it certainly bodes well for future apps, now that the data is freely available. As Matthew says "Woo, thanks TfL! Now how about it, National Rail? Open train data is good for everyone."

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