The Publisher is a versatile module meant to facilitate publishing of transit information (GTFS for route planners, schematic maps and timetables for online and offline use).
1. It takes data from the Operator and publishes GTFS to your own Route Planner or third-party route planners (e.g. Google Transit)“The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) defines a common format for public transportation schedules and associated geographic information. GTFS "feeds" allow public transit agencies to publish their transit data and developers to write applications that consume that data in an interoperable way.”
2. Publisher uses customisable map styles to easily export fresh information from the Operator. The agency decides the format: schematic or standard road map, with one or all individual lines. Features include advanced visual customisation: color, fonts etc. Moreover, the tool is able to build comprehensive interactive maps to be used in passenger information systems (e.g. touchscreen kiosks).
3. The Publisher generates up-to-date route timetables to be published or printed for passengers' use.
4. 4. This module can also integrate with the transport agency’s website, where it updates public information as it is in the Operator module. Also, it pre-formats, allows editing of and sends press releases, emails to subscribers and mobile notification to passengers.