%0 Journal Article
	%A Ricardo Hoar
	%D 2008
	%J International Journal of Civil and Architectural Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 22, 2008
	%T Visualizing Transit Through a Web Based Geographic Information System
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11128
	%V 22
	%X Currently in many major cities, public transit schedules
are disseminated through lists of routes, grids of stop times and
static maps. This paper describes a web based geographic information
system which disseminates the same schedule information through
intuitive GIS techniques. Using data from Calgary, Canada, an map
based interface has been created to allow users to see routes, stops and
moving buses all at once. Zoom and pan controls as well as satellite
imagery allows users to apply their personal knowledge about the
local geography to achieve faster, and more pertinent transit results.
Using asynchronous requests to web services, users are immersed
in an application where buses and stops can be added and removed
interactively, without the need to wait for responses to HTTP requests.
	%P 3325 - 3330