[SoC] GSoC project idea

Vreixo González vreixo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 09:00:21 PDT 2013


I'm an undergraduate student from Spain and I want to participate in GSoC
improving OTP Android client written by Sean Barbeau (
https://github.com/CUTR-at-USF/OpenTripPlanner-for-Android/wiki) and this
will be my grade final project. Also I want to deploy one OpenTripPlanner
server in Coruña to use the application.

Here in Coruña (Spain) all apps for transit are really basic
and annoying so when I found OpenTripPlanner, the idea of deploy it here
was very exciting. Also I think that a mobile client that works well and
with a nice and complete UI will be really useful for the project (at the
moment this android client has some great things like the option to use any
server and beautiful UI, the problems are that app it's basic and it
crashes everytime I try to do something with it). I would like to implement
some more advance features like real time alerts, favourite trips, view
live map of your trip, etc. I have wrote to Mr. Barbeau and he told me that
no one is working at the project now and development has been stopped, so I
thought that was a good chance.


I didn't wrote here before, because I have not found OpenTripPlanner in
between OSgeo projects, so at the beginning I wrote to OSM to see if my
summer work could be accepted with them under OSgeo umbrella, as it uses
and is based on OSM data to work and to visualization (at least with mobile
app and with the server that I intend to deploy) and I found it an
interesting .

Now I'm writing here because in OSM development list I only have received
one reply saying that OSM won't be on summer of code and when I have
answered him, asking if it won't be possible under OSgeo I didn't get any
more replies. This was ten days ago when period to discuss with communities
began. I also have tried on IRC and people was not sure about this project
relation with OSM and only one person told me to write my idea on the wiki,
what I did (

As I didn't see any activity regarding my project in OSM, no discussions
about it or any interest on it  I have wrote to OpenTripPlanner community
and they encouraged me to submit it directly through OSgeo. So, I would
like to know if it would be better (and possible) to present it with OSgeo.

Thank you very much,

Vreixo González
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