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.

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

digital mapping for bus networks
Digital mapping software

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

Experts in passenger transport, supporting operators to drive their network forward

David D'Apuzzo, management accountant at Buslines Group in Australia

David D’Apuzzo
Management Accountant at Buslines Group

Having looked at all the scheduling solutions out there, we’re delighted to have partnered with Omnibus. Their 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.

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