F Line Trolley Real-Time Map Display
Tools: Adobe Flash and ActionScript CS3
Bay Crossings operates a transit information center in San Francisco's historic Ferry Building. To assist the hundreds of ferry commuters that walk through the terminal each day, ViewPoint Geography created a real-time map showing the current locations of the F-Line trolley as it runs in front of the Ferry Building.
The map is displayed on large monitors and features a colorful, simple format showing both arrival times and moving train icons that can be easily viewed while walking by. A Flash and ActionScript 3 program retrieves current transit data from a NextBus server at regular intervals and updates the map.