If anyone is really interested in this, has some free time, and is slightly crazy, they should try converting the data from the Palm OS program Metro: http://nanika.net/Metro/
Metro has subway data for a _lot_ of cities. It looks like each city is stored as a separate .pdb file. Beyond that, I have no clue about the file format.
Any takers? I'm currently busy with my own Kanji project, or I would toy with it myself.
anpachi, gifu, japan
Mar 21 2004, 02:54 PM
Ashikase, I just took a look at Metro and it seems a great project, althought its data is protected in the license. The pdb files seem to be compressed or encrypted or just binary, but not straightforward and illegal to copy. I also tried their web interface and although I liked the idea itself, it returns you a path given the start and end points. I like better the graphical interface of the U-Bahn Navigator.
By the way, the link still works for me.
Jul 29 2004, 10:04 AM
Wow, that looks like a really nice package. I am going to start working on NYC in my not too copious spare time.
I used metro when I had a PPC and palm and it was pretty nice, but I never read the license. It's pretty disappointing that they won't work on a Z version nor will they facilitate anyone doing it.
At any rate, I doubt even NYC's huge subway network will take more than a few (8-10?) hours to input (unless I really misread the website about how to make new maps).
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