A new release of the Jeppesen Journey Planner API went live this week with a raft of new features and improvements. The new features include Transport for London and Network Rail real-time information in the UK, Park and Ride Journey Planning, Wheelchair Journey Planning and Location Groups.
This is the first in a series of technical how to articles. These are designed to give you details about the Jeppesen Journey Planner API, provide instruction on using our demo website and tips on how to integrate the available features into your own software, website or app.
We are going to start by taking a look at the isochrones feature within our demo website
Have you ever wondered where you can get to in 2 hours by public transport from Oxford Circus? The Jeppesen Journey Planner API can now provide the answer to that query and the maps in this article are examples of how you can display the answer. The map shows you could reach any one of 58,298 public transport stops spread across the South East of Britain.
An isochrone is a line of equal time, in the same way that an isobar is a line of equal pressure on a weather map
If you would like to produce your own isochrone heat map of public transport travel times for any location covered by our 101 public transport data sets across 56 regions of the world, then you can easily do so by visiting our demo.
Two weeks ago, Jeppesen Journey Planner supported Amy Worrall and Vic Smith in the Routes to the Future Innovation Challenge event. This was a hack event held by Transport for Greater Manchester as part of the FutureEverything conference. Their stated aim for the competition was “To build new, useful applications from TfGM’s data that will drive improvements to the way people travel in Greater Manchester.” The team won “Best use of multiple datasets” for the iPad app ‘Locus’. The prize was £1000 plus a £3000 development fund!
Once again the team at Jeppesen Journey Planner are pleased to be doing our bit to support the THack Hackathon. The latest THack event, launched today with a webinar, is taking place in Sydney and ends over the course of Wednesday and Thursday (10 and 11 April) next week.