Project for displaying a mobile library timetable in a live departure/arrival style web dashboard. This is currently deployed to:
What is it?
Mobile library data includes stop locations, times, address details, number of routes, day of the week, etc. This is a project to visualise that data in a more interesting way than typical (often PDF) timetable listings.
|GIS & Python||A GIS route mapping service is used to generate routes between library stops. A python scripts creates the routes data. This can be run on a once only basis (or whenever routes are changed).|
Alternative library service
The application is designed to be easily customisable to an alternative mobile library service.
By modifying the mobiles.config file, and providing alternative data in the data folder, the solution can be made to work for any library service. The python scripts provided should provide the means to create geo-coordinate point data (if not available already) and route data.
Mobile library data
The data for the mobile libraries is held in the somersetmobiles data, a comma separated values file with the following fields for each mobile library stop.
|Id||An auto-incrementing ID assigned to each stop, starting at 1. Not shown in display but used in code to uniquely reference stops.||1|
|Mobile||The name of the mobile library||Taunton|
|Route||The route letter||A|
|Day||The day of the week||Tuesday|
|StartDate||The start date of the stop.||4/12/2016|
|Location||Short location description||Week lane|
|Postcode||Postcode of the stop||TA24 7JL|
|Start||The start time of the stop||12:40|
|End||The end time of the stop||13:00|
|Address||A full address for the stop||Withypool Post Office, Withypool, TA24 7QP|
|Place||Village or town name||Winsford|
|Lat||The latitude geocoordinate of the stop.||51.10708|
|Lng||The longitude geocoordinate of the stop.||3.5800926|
Running this python script will create a series of XML files within the data directory. These will then be used by the web application to display routes when selecting a particular mobile route.
Third party licences
The solution makes use of a number of openly-licensed libraries, detailed here.
|Bootstrap||HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web||Bootstrap||MIT|
|Bootswatch||Free themes for bootstrap. This code makes use of the 'sandstone' theme.||Bootswatch||MIT|
|Datatables||Table plug in allowing dynamic searching, sorting and filtering of HTML tables.||DataTables||MIT|
|JSZip||Required for the download of Excel files in DataTables.||JSZip||MIT|
|Moment||A library of Date/Time manipulation and parsing functions||Moment||MIT|
|Papa Parse||Used for parsing CSV data.||PapaParse||MIT|
Original code licensed with the MIT Licence