Simcity updates, March

The highlight of the this release is Lausanne public transport simulator. The motivation behind this project was the beautiful Google Maps oblique imagery that is available for the Lake Léman area; imagery that amplifies the “simcity” effect of the mashup.


  • The timetables used for Lausanne simulation is fetched from the SBB website and match the date of Monday, 12/03/2012. The vector data comes again from … manually digitization of the network. For maximum effect I tried to portray the reality as much as possible:
    • stations have both directions represented + different types: for example Lausanne Garre has both bus stations on the map + a different station for the metro stop.
    • crossroads respect the one-way directions: for example Crissier, ch. du Bré station.
  • For the SBB simulation I applied the same principle: Zürich HB has 4 stops: platforms 1+2, 3-18, 21-24, 51-54 and the tracks poly-lines are revised. Live demo: check the departure of IC 835 from Zürich HB.
  • GeoJSON is used now as “de facto” format to represent the simulation network, check the updated project documentation on Github to learn more. Encoded polylines are still supported but I advice using them in a further step when we want to minimize the payload.
  • Following last post, a view_mode parameter is introduced and for now can be used with one value: iframe. Click or even better tap this link on your mobile to follw IC 835 in a panel-less window.
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    Mar 12th, 2012 | Posted in Hobbies
    1. Mar 14th, 2012 at 23:28 | #1

      Vasile! I’m sometimes jealous of your passion and precision in the details!
      Keep up!

    2. Mar 21st, 2012 at 23:12 | #2

      Hello, Vasile. First of all, let me thank you for this amazing job that you are doing with vehicle simulator. I’m hugely impressed.

      Is there a chance to grab the Lausanne version of the files? I tried downloading both zipped and gzipped archives from github, but they contain Zurich release. I’m trying to set up something similar to Lausanne – a live bus & tram simulator for the city i live in.

    3. Paul
      Jul 13th, 2012 at 11:12 | #3

      Salut Coto,
      gasesti si pentru Brasov orarul autobuzelor,
      cu ore si celelalte.
      crezi ca ai putea sa le pui pe harta?

      O zi buna si sa-ti traiasca sanatosi Vald si Onuca!

      • Aug 31st, 2012 at 13:26 | #4

        Salut Paul, sper sa ma lase Vlad, si am sa le pun :)

    4. Antonin
      Oct 2nd, 2012 at 18:19 | #5

      And when do you plan a version with CarPostal / PostAuto buses? :) It would be nice!

      • Oct 4th, 2012 at 20:45 | #6

        Yes, I agree should be very nice – I will have to check the vector data first, i.e. the OSM and then see what can be done quick and dirty :)

    5. Jan 2nd, 2013 at 00:26 | #7

      Salut si in primul rand “La Multi Ani” de Sf. Vasile.

      Te rog daca poti updata cu toate liniile si statiile si sa il urci pe
      As fi interesat sa incerc o simulare dupa , aici sunt introduse toate trenurile.

      Sau poate o faci tu in functie de timpul disponibil ?

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