OmniMAP route mapping for bus networks



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

Improved efficiency

Access applications from anywhere, increasing efficiency by sharing resources across multiple locations.

Collaborate seamlessly

Seamlessly share and collaborate on work, improving team productivity.

Enhanced reporting

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)

Route optimisation

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

Intuitive interface

Easy to use platform with quick editing functionality saving valuable time

Data sharing across applications

Share data across platforms, OmniTIMES, to improve efficiency in business operations

Reduces work-hours spent visualising

Routes are efficient and accurate reducing the time needed for reworking

Mapping software to drive your bus network forward

Bus route mapping tool
Bus route mapping solution

Key features

  • 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)

Linked software solutions

Timetabling (OmniTIMES)

Timetabling for passenger transport

Timetable publicity (OmniSTOPdesign)

Location specific timetable displays

Infrastructure (OmniFLAG)

NAPTAN editor and road side asset management


Electronic Bus Service Registration module

Omnibus has been an important partner for us for many years. By deepening our collaboration, we will benefit from even better resources than before. We will be better placed to improve service levels and ensure that our systems continue to meet the needs of our customers and teams in an ever-changing operating environment.

James Clough
Commercial and Finance Director, Blackpool Transport

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.

Andrew Addo-Smith
Transport Officer (Local Bus), Lincolnshire County Council

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