Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Amtrak Map


Amtrak Map: Displays all Amtrak routes and stations on Google Map.
[This map is loads placemarkers and polylines from KML files using EGeoXml extension of Google Maps API]
Amtrak Mapplet is also available, you can add this map to Google "My Maps".

12 Comments:

At 12:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great map! Great idea, well executed. But it's missing a bunch of stations, at least in the spot I checked: Kingston, R.I., Westerly, R.I., Bridgeport, Conn., Mystic, Conn., Route 128, Mass., Boston (Back Bay), Mass., etc.

 
At 10:46 AM , Anonymous jdq said...

hey... i was just about to post what anonymous said.

you're missin those Rhode Island and CT stops...

check the Regional line.

suggestion: group the routes by region or something so it's easier to deal with them.

It's funny how Amtrak's own route maps suck... or not so funny!

Good work!

 
At 11:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty neat, though it takes forever to load. Where did you get the data to plot the routes?

 
At 6:48 PM , Blogger Rakf1 said...

Ya, I know it takes forever to load in IE, its faster in Firefox.

Got data from amtrak.com and got coordinates using google maps tools

 
At 3:24 PM , Blogger AmtrakAIC said...

Thank you fakf1. This "unoffical map" will be used next Friday as part of an offical Amtrak meeting as to what Amtak should be doing. I will be sure to give you credit for it. Thanks for the kick in the butt. : )

 
At 12:39 PM , Blogger Chase said...

The quality of passenger services at the present time is rather important. The company should necessarily operate across the whole country to be able to stay on the market. At www.pissedconsumer.com I found out that Amtrak is the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. The company operates passenger service on routes across the continental United States of America connecting hundreds of destinations in 48 states; routes to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. In addition to the passenger service, Amtrak expanded into freight transportation market and now operates a captive bus service. I think the company is worth trusting.

 
At 10:51 AM , Anonymous Matt M said...

Neat idea but I would suggest you use real rail data (mapped from a GIS etc) to depict the routes. Straight lines between stops is more schematic than an actual map.

 
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At 11:29 AM , Blogger Bob said...

On the Illinois Service between Chicago and St. Louis: the Alton, IL station is labeled Alton, MO.

 
At 2:35 PM , Blogger Josh said...

Hey, awesome map. However, I noticed you forgot Windsor, CT and Wallingford, CT.

 
At 8:10 PM , Blogger Dimitri timidimit said...

Is there a way to download the KML file? Thank you.

 
At 4:27 PM , Blogger Rakshith said...

amtrak_lines.kml and amtrak_stations_all.kml are the files download it from mapmash.in

 

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