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Re: Welcome! (test)

From: Laurette Cisneros <laurette(at)nextbus(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Welcome! (test)
Date: 2002-10-24 20:47:17
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.44.0210241344310.4922-100000@visor.corp.nextbus.com (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 24 Oct 2002, Josh Berkus wrote:

> Hi, Laurette,
> 
> 
> > We make use of AVL data (obtained via a GPS that reports positions
> > over CDPD) 
> > to track the vehicles.  Based on the route data and tweaking based on
> > the continuous reports from the vehicles, we predict when that darn
> > thing
> > will be at the next stop(s).  And it works.  Very well. These
> > predictions 
> > can be used via the web (www.nextbus.com), a wireless device (phone
> > or pda) 
> > and perhaps some day, some kind of device you can put on your kitchen
> > table).
> 
> Yeah. My only problem with NextBus is that we need the darn LED
> displays on *most* of the bus lines, not just the 22 and the N.
> Especially the F and the 43, darn it!   <grin>

Yes, but the decision to put up signs falls on the transit agency.  They
have to pay for them.  Also, we just recently got the contract, before we
were doing a demo for them on the 22 Filmore and muni-metro lines only.
So, now you should start to see more get rolled out as the project moves
forward.  Feedback to them is always a good thing.

> 
> > My goal: to learn Postgresql internals.  Perhaps this group can help
> > in
> > that area.  I would love to see some Postgresql courses written and
> > taught...
> > and wouldn't mind doing that..but would like to start to learn the
> > inner 
> > workings better first.
> 
> Sounds like a topic for our first in-person meeting.  Hey, I'm going to
> be in Emeryville tommorrow; if my appointment runs short, want me to
> drop by?  Would be about 2pm.

Unfortunately, I am taking tomorrow off to go camping far away from it all.
I need the break.  Perhaps another time!


Thanks,

-- 
Laurette Cisneros
The Database Group
(510) 420-3137
NextBus Information Systems, Inc.
www.nextbus.com
------------------------------
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Do you know where your bus is?


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