Bus Plotter III: Client Side Extrapolation and Snap to Path

September 25th, 2010
mbta, mbtaplot, programming, python, tech, transport
The bus plotter now "snaps" estimated positions to the appropriate route if they are close enough. I also added checkboxes so you can control whether estimation and snapping are on (this also allows visual inspection of how well they are doing). I wrote all of these in python on the server side first because I know python better and it was easier, but I just finished moving them to the browser. This dramatically decreases the number of requests for bus locations.

Here it is: mbtaplot

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