This page will show the location of any OC bus which has remained stationary, for at least 5 minutes, within 50 meters of a Tim Hortons.
The page is currently under development.
In testing, my software/algorithm seems to catch most of the "Timmy Stops".
I should be able to start live data soon. Unfortunately due to OC Transpo data "restrictions",
only a subset of the desired results will probably be displayed.
Please feel free to send any feedback our way at firstname.lastname@example.org
The structure of the supplied OC transpo data is such that getting the location of any given bus is nearly impossible,
unless the software asks for an immense amount of data,
which they do not allow.
It is almost like they purposely made this difficult, while still providing "open data".
The data provided really only wants you to get location of buses that are close to a few bus stops at a time.
It is almost like they dont want us to accesss the information.
It is very much different from other transit systems that are more open.
The openness of data of other transit system creates an innovative environment which in the long run will reward themselves.
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We are ex-Bell Northern Research (BNR/Nortel) designers with years of fun experience in all kinds of real-time software design.
This particular website was written using primarily dynamically generated HTML and Perl. We specialize these days in IOS apps for both iPhone and iPad.
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OCFetch is a realtime bus display program for Ottawa Transpo (TTC). OCfetch uses live GPS streetcar data as provided by the city of Ottawa.
OCfetch will show all the buses within 1/2 km of your current position as indicated by your iPhone/iPad.
OCfetch also will show all estimated arrivals, of all routes, for any given bus stop, within 1/2 km of your position.
Go to the OCfetch support page for more information
Our first app, OTAmap is used to help Digital TV owners point their antennas. The support page can be found here.
Some of our other iPhone/iPad apps include TTCfetch, OCfetch, LAfetch & DCfetch. Serving the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Ottawa, Washington DC. and Los Angeles.