Among the announcements during Where 2.0 and Google Developer Day last week was an important new update that was added to Google Maps to make it even more useful. Transit icons on Google Maps are now clickable in dozens of locations around the world! You might remember my post back on February 15/07 when I mentioned the addition of subway and light rail station map icons. This release goes a step further and adds bus stops, line and departure information in various cities.
Here are some examples of transit data on Google Maps:
- Austin, TX, USA (includes schedule data)
- Manchester, UK (includes schedule data)
- Paris, France
- Seattle, WA (includes schedule data)
- Tampa, FL (includes schedule data)
- Zurich, Switzerland (includes schedule data)
More information can be found at: GoogleTransitDataFeed.org
Google LatLong Blog Post: Hop on the bus, Gus. Or the train. Or the subway.
Related: Google Maps Transit Mashups