Monday, July 02, 2012

Using Symbols to Show Public Transit Routes

The Swiss Railways Network Simulator has been updated to make use of the new Symbols feature in the Google Maps API.

Symbols can be animated along a polyline, which makes them very effective for displaying transit routes on a map. The Swiss Railways Simulator shows the real-time location of all trains on the Swiss network. Now if you click on a train you can choose to then view it's route animated on the map.

After clicking on a train's icon just select 'Draw route' and the train's route will then be animated on the map with a black symbol travelling along a white polyline.

The Lausanne Public Transport Map and the Romanian Railways Map have also been updated with animated symbols to show the routes of buses and trains.

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