Traffic and Travel Information (TTI) - TTI via Transport Protocol Experts Group (TPEG) Extensible Markup Language (XML) - Part 4: tpeg-ptiML (ISO/TS 24530-4:2006)
This document establishes the XML encoding of the method of the Public Transport Information application.
The Public Transport Information Application is intended to cover all modes of public (ie collective) transport as well as inter-urban and intra-urban travel. The application itself is designed to allow the efficient and language independent transmission of public transport information either directly to an end-user, be it the public or another service provider, such as broadcasters, service operators or other information disseminating points or centres for onward transmission.
TPEG-PTI aims at describing “legs” of a journey also described as “rides” by other methodologies. However, it is important to note that TPEG-PTI is not limited to describing single services, because it also allows the more general description of route, service and area wide problems.
Public (or collective) transport information is usually consumed in one of four principle ways, and in TPEG-PTI these are labelled views, they are somewhat an analogue to:
-- Leader board information as used at stations or terminals
-- A report on the state of a network
-- The description of an individual service
-- As a news flash report
While the elements needed to produce information for any one of these four “views” are largely germane across the presentations, the end-user focus of TPEG applications is seen as useful to be able to mimic presentations, to which end-users are accustomed.
TPEG-PTI views are intended to present information to end-users in a way that they are accustomed. TPEG-PTI messages can therefore group data elements to present one of the following views:
-- Incident Report View
-- Station/Terminal View
-- Route View
-- Individual Service View