Digital mapping for bus networks
Digital maps are a commonplace tool for both individuals and businesses, from basic online route planning to tracking vehicles around the country. However, these products have mainly been designed around car accessibility and are not that useful for the different characteristics of a bus network.
Our OmniMAP solution is developed specifically for bus operators and transport authorities managing a bus network. It is extremely user-friendly and a versatile tool for planning, displaying and editing bus services and stop networks.
Simplified integration with key bus industry data systems
Linking with our timetabling software (OmniTIMES), users can import and export route data, using OmniMAP to fill in bus stops between timing points and calculate mileage and timings. Bus stop locations are imported directly from NaPTAN and stop points can be moved, added, changed and removed. This information, together with geographical information and preferred names, can be sent with the OmniTIMES route data to third parties, such as Traveline and Department for Transport (DfT).
Bus network infrastructure taken into consideration
The mapping is designed to cater for bus transport and routes are created specifically for buses – vehicle types and road characteristics such as low bridges, one way streets, bus only lanes and turn restrictions are taken into consideration. This data may also be amended by the user to keep the network up to date with developing infrastructure.
Access anywhere, anytime with our cloud-based solution
Access applications from anywhere, increasing efficiency by sharing resources across multiple locations.
Seamlessly share and collaborate on work, improving team productivity.
Access a range of reports providing management information covering the entire schedule.
Fast efficient timetables saving you time and money
Create bus routes easily
Simplifies the creation of new routes taking into account bus specific road network (eg bus lanes)
Helps optimise routes and services by automatically route between points, allowing for restrictions
Visualise the routes
Achieve a visual perspective of routes and bus stop network
Easy to use platform with quick editing functionality saving valuable time
Reduces work-hours spent visualising
Routes are efficient and accurate reducing the time needed for reworking
Mapping software to drive your bus network forward
- Create/edit routes simply and quickly
- Uses street-level mapping
- Able to read existing OmniTIMES timetables or create new services
- Display NaPTAN points and edit using NaPTAN interface
- Calculate distance and timings between bus stops
- Stores geographical data for use by other applications (eg EBSR module)
- Automatically route between points, allowing for restrictions
- Change, add and remove stop points
- Bus specific road network (e.g. bus lanes)
Having looked at all the scheduling solutions out there, we’re delighted to have partnered with Omnibus. The software is simple to use, is packed with impressive features and you can tell it’s been designed by schedulers – and that’s what sets Omnibus apart from the competition.
Director, Buslines Group
OmniMAP makes the process of plotting a new route or adding a diversion to an existing service much faster, enabling the job to be done in a fraction of the time. It also assisted greatly to calculate changes to route mileages during the pandemic as route changes came thick and fast.
Transport Officer (Local Bus), Lincolnshire County Council