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If I were to search "highway 1 conditions" or "highway 1 conditions between [place1] and [place2]" it would return information about driving conditions, construction and delays.
• posted 3 years and 4 months ago • type: Spice (API calls) Needs Source Suggestions

asternitix
Simplify the questions or break them down into smaller ones so that answers can be more easily answered then, your instant answer might be a good one. :>
posted by asternitix 3 years and 4 months ago Link
MyUser
Sorry I was slightly vague. Updated :)
posted by MyUser 3 years and 4 months ago Link
asternitix
You don't have to apologize to me for anything.
I have a source suggestion, Waze.com has the open source data you need.
One question, can you hack?
posted by asternitix 3 years and 4 months ago Link
MyUser
I can hack but I don't really want to code a project where I'd have to use APIs that I didn't write. I'm still not really that good with them and don't want to have to deal with problems (right now). Also, my code is rather unorthodox in it's styling and I'm very bad at adding comments.

I'd be fine to suggest IAs and find bugs and feel that I'd made a (very small) difference.
posted by MyUser 3 years and 4 months ago Link
asternitix
It's okay if you don't want to use the api, Waze.com is open source so you might want to try joining the comunity and asking for help, It's got to be somewhere on the Internet. Good luck.
posted by asternitix 3 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
Great idea!
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 4 months ago Link
jkanarek
Anyone have a source in mind?
posted by jkanarek Staff3 years and 2 months ago Link
AdamSC1
Did a bit of research and there are only a few reliable sources for live time data:

1. Waze - API however is primarily restricted to mobile devices and invokes the Waze app. Data is open source but needs lots of custom work

2. Mapquest - Data is licensed, not as accurate as other options as it isn't crowdsourced.

3. Google Traffic Layer - No detailed information, just the ability to overlay traffic density colors over a Google map. Not ideal here obviously.

4. TomTom (GPS Nav) - very strong and complete API constantly updated, but it is paid access. API includes both traffic and routing intelligence (has a free evaluation)

5. Inrix -extensive API, this is where apps like TomTom likely get their data. They are a market intelligence company that has hundreds of traffic detecting cameras and over 175 million vehicles reporting real time data from traffic, to parking to fuel costs.
posted by AdamSC1 Staff3 years and 2 months ago Link
anonymous
Another source could be here.com traffic data API. I can help with API integration. Unfortunately it is not entirely free.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 2 months ago Link