I’m very interested in crowding data for my current app. However, I’m not entirely sure what data to use, which brings me to some questions:
- Is there anywhere I can see a timeline for (or get updates on) the anonymous WiFi real-time data for crowding being released via the open API? I am more than willing to be a guinea-pig.
- How does the RODS data (2017) relate to the NUMBAT data (2018)? e.g. Is there a direct link between the data sets so I can directly compare some subset?
- How do the above relate to the existing Crowding API? Is that 2017 data or 2018 data, or something else?
- Does anything provide crowding data for the DLR and London Overground, or is it all Tube data?
I’ve been looking at Excel files and the API (I’d much prefer an API, but will take whatever is most up-to-date). I noticed that the StopPoint Crowding API is available on the website but not included in the Postman collection. Is that deliberate?
Last but not least - not sure if the API data is still relevant, but in case anyone cares I found:
a) Willesden Green Metropolitan Line is missing all the data (passengerFlows is an empty array, trainLoadings is simply missing)
b) Kensington (Olympia) District Line is missing passengerFlows (but has trainLoadings).
c) Turnham Green Piccadilly Line is missing passengerFlows (but has trainLoadings).
I’d be very grateful for any guidance on what’s the best data to use, or if the real-time data is so close to being available that I should wait.