Simcity updates, December 18
The highlight of this release is a feature that is very popular on version 1 of swisstrains.ch: follow vehicle which allows you to “travel” together with a selected vehicle on the map. You can activate it in the same way, just click on the moving marker(vehicle) then in the vehicle panel click the ‘Follow’ button. The feature is available also in the romanian version despite the fact that Google Maps Satellite material has good quality only in some areas of Romania.
- Vehicle route: you can highlight the route that is followed by the vehicle when clicking on ‘Draw route’ button in the vehicle panel. Useful if you are interested which corners of the country are connected but also good for me in debugging if vehicles are following the right routes.
- Newly fresh 2012 timetables are available: last week I managed to get and integrate the latest timetables from SBB and CFR websites. BTW, I just noticed that Romania changed trains classification to use European standar ones, like IC, IR, Regio, etc.
Behind the scenes of this project
I will give a talk about swisstrains.ch on January 10th in Zürich at first meetup of Webtuesday.ch in 2012. If you are interested about what it took me to create the initial project, the technology stack used and the lessons learned, then make sure you attend the meeting ! More details about location are here.
Thanks for your interest in this project !