Sunday, July 30, 2006

Chongqing

I have come accross a new network to add, with the monorail in Chongqing (China). Although it is a monorail it partly runs underground... The database will be available in "english" (alphabet, that is) and (simplified) chinese.

Madrid

N. Knapp (as usual) reported more works affecting lines 1 and 10 in Madrid (Spain), for the month of August.

The new database is exceptionnally available here and it will also be distributed through our online update tools on Tuesday.

Annecy

P. Mazeau has sent the data for the bus network in Annecy (France).

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Paris (works)

The special tram T1 service is slightly extended this morning. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Tuesday, August 1st.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

MetrO setup for Windows Mobile

Owners of Windows Mobile devices may have noticed that, in our recent releases, we included a single setup program for both PocketPC & Smartphone editions. However this required some users to upgrade ActiveSync to version 4.1, which turned out to be a bad idea for older systems (thanks, Microsoft, that was a real nice move).

Consequently, we have reverted to different setups for PocketPC and Smartphone versions. The standard "metro.zip" package still contains both but they are now in separate directories: /PocketPC (for PocketPC devices, including Phone Edition) and /SmartPhone (well, for smartphones, obviously :-).

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

MetrO for Symbian S60 3rd Edition

Frank has just released an almost final version of MetrO for Symbian S60 3rd Edition. This version is designed for the recent series of smartphones from Nokia, including the E50, E60, E61, E70, N71, N72, N73, N80, N91, N93, 3250, 5500 and possibly others.

A few minor features may still be missing or incomplete but it should run without any bug.

Check the S60 page on our site and download the MetrO package from Handango.

Paris (works)

Today, two stations are reopening and one is closing in the Paris métro. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Saturday, July 29th.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Seoul

JaeHyun Shim reports the opening of 2 stations on line 1 in Seoul (Korea).

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

MetrUp 1.3.3

There is another release for MetrUp after some reports of problems with some mobile operator gateways (which do not correctly process plain old HTTP 1.0 requests...). You may download the software from our MetrUp page.

I want to apologize to one guy who reported this problem and whom I could not contact directly again since I lost his mail address, for some reason. I just hope this release will solve the issue for him as well.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Paris (works)

Starting today, the Tram T1 and RER C services are interrupted on part of their routes.

Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next (important) update planned on Monday, July 24th.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Vancouver

D. Nguyen sent another set of bus lines for our Vancouver (Canada) database, along with a few updates to the existing file and a lot of new places of interest.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Los Angeles

E. P. Scott reports a number of changes in Los Angeles (USA), mostly on the Metro bus & rail networks.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Washington

M. Craft sent me a notice about the MCI Center in Washington (USA) having been renamed the Verizon Center, since the merger between the companies.

Minor update but there's nothing like accuracy ;-)

Warsaw

L. Vorberg has done a wonderful job in adding the tram network to our Warsaw (Poland) database, which was not very useful until now with just one subway line and one light rail line...

Paris (works)

For this long week-end (starting with the french national holiday), the T2 tram line in Paris (France) will see its service limited to half of its usual route.

Download the updated "temporary" files:
You may also use our online update services to download the files.

Next (important) update planned on Monday, July 17th.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

České Budějovice

P. Zampach sent the information to build a database for the city of České Budějovice (Czech Republic) and its bus & trolleybus netowrk.

New York

S. White sent me another batch of changes for our New York (USA) database, including the addition of a new Light Rail line in Newark, opening next Monday. Some changes also affect our file for Philadelphia.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Paris (works)

The SNCF announced service disruptions in Paris (France) on the RER A (Cergy and Poissy branches, for the week-end) and RER B (service to CDG airport in the late evening).

Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next (important) update planned on Monday, July 17th.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Madrid

Since I don't know yet when we will publish our next release, you may download the updated database for Madrid (Spain) here.
It should be also available on our online update tools tomorrow morning (CET).

MetrUp

A major bug has been detected in MetrUp version 1.3.1 and I have released a new version (1.3.2) to fix it. You are strongly encouraged to download and install this update.

Download MetrUp 1.3.2 here.

If you have used version 1.3.1, it may have left incorrect files in the Metro directory on your memory card: if you find files with a .old extension, you should rename them to .pdb (simply removing all the .old extensions that appear).

I'm really sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Arpajonais

P. Olivier started a new database for the Arpajonais (France), including bus lines for the town of Arpajon and its neighbourhood (south of Paris) and with links to Paris.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Madrid

Because of works for the construction of a new station, service on line 6 in Madrid (Spain) is disrupted (no traffic between 2 stations on the loop) until the end of August.

WayFinder Earth features i-MetrO

WayFinder, the mobile navigation specialist, has announced on June 29th the availability of a beta version of WayFinder Earth, which embarks the public transportation navigation service from i-MetrO.

This release marks one of the first attempts from a global service provider to provide true multi-modal navigation.

Read the full WayFinder press release.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Karlsruhe

B. Carty reported that some services have changed on the tram network in Karlsruhe (Germany). I have checked the whole file and fixed a number of minor errors as well.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Bogotá

J. Bonilla reported a pair of typos in our Bogotá (Colombia) database.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Chicago

N. Hawkins reports the opening last week of a new service in Chicago (USA).

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Vancouver

D. Nguyen provided minor updates and 2 additional bus services for our Vancouver (Canada) database.

New York & Philadelphia

S. White has followed up on his previous message: the change on the NJT North East Corridor has to be made in the Philadelphia (USA) file too and he suggested improvements on some of the Metro North services in the New York (USA) database.

Paris (works)

Station Charonne reopens today. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, July 17th, with many important disruptions for the summer.