Precise map-matching for public transit schedules (GTFS data).
gcc >= 4.8(or
clang >= 5.0)
Building and Installation
Fetch this repository and init submodules:
git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/ad-freiburg/pfaedle
mkdir build && cd build cmake .. make -j
To install, type
Generating shapes for a GTFS feed
pfaedle -c <CFG FILE> -x <OSM FILE> <GTFS INPUT FOLDER>
A shape'd version of the input GTFS feed will be written to
By default, shapes are only calculated for trips that don't have a shape in the
input feed. To drop all existing shapes, use the
For example, you may generate (and replace existing, see -D parameter) shapes for the GTFS dataset for Freiburg like this:
$ mkdir freiburg_gtfs && cd freiburg_gtfs $ wget https://fritz.freiburg.de/csv_Downloads/VAGFR.zip $ unzip VAGFR.zip $ wget http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/germany/baden-wuerttemberg/freiburg-regbez-latest.osm.bz2 $ bunzip2 freiburg-regbez-latest.osm.bz2 $ mkdir gtfs-out $ pfaedle -D -c pfaedle.cfg -x freiburg-regbez-latest.osm .
A default configuration file
pfaedle.cfg can be found in this repo.
Generating shapes for a specific MOT
To generate shapes only for a specific mot, use the
-m option. Possible
values are either
all (default) or GTFS vehicle type codes (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).
Multiple values can be specified (comma separated).
pfaedle comes with the ability to filter OpenStreetMap data. If you specify
pfaedle will filter the input OSM file and output a new OSM
file which contains exactly the data needed to calculate the shapes for the
input GTFS feed and the input configuration.
This can be used to avoid parsing (for example) the entire world.osm on each run.
The following flags may be useful for debugging:
-T <GTFS TRIP ID>only calculate shape for a single trip (specified via its GTFS trip id) and output it as GeoJSON to
--write-graphwrite the graph used for routing as GeoJSON to
-Tis set, write the combination graph used for routing as GeoJSON to
--write-trgraphwrite the complete network graph to
The main config file distributed with this repository is
config file has some comments which hopefully explain the meaning behind the
You may run an entire evaluation of our testing datasets Vitoria-Gasteiz, Paris, Switzerland and Stuttgart with
mkdir build && cd build cmake .. make -j make eval
- this will download, and filter, the entire OSM files for Spain, the Stuttgart region. Make sure you have enough space left on your hard drive.
- in evaluation mode, pfaedle needs significantly more time, because the calculation of the similarity measurements between shapes are expensive
- if you are only interested in the end results of a single dataset, run
/eval. For example,
make paris.lightevalgenerates a shaped version of the paris dataset, without doing extensive comparisons to the ground truth.
- similarily, if you want to run the extensive evaluation for a single dataset,
On Debianesque systems, type
sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev
to install the dependencies.