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Version 1.0.0

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Nine years after first publishing node-gtfs, GTFS-to-HTML is ready for version 1.0.

Version 1.0 of GTFS-to-HTML switches away from using MongoDB to using SQLite3 for the underlying database. It uses Version 2.0 of node-gtfs, which made a similar switch in database used.

SQLite makes it easier to query GTFS data in SQL format if needed instead of using the built-in query methods. See this query as a example of selecting calendar dates while excluding specific service_ids.

The switch to SQLite also resulted in a 66% reduction in HTML generation times.

The breaking changes in GTFS-to-HTML 1.0.0:

  • config.json accepts a sqlitePath instead of a mongoUrl.
  • route_color and route_text_color in exported geoJSON now have a # prepended to the hex color. So #45AA00 instead of 45AA00.
  • The dataExpireAfterSeconds config option has been removed.
  • The default view pug template in views/default has some small improvements. If you are using your own custom template, you may want to include some of these.

GTFS-to-GeoJSON and GTFS-to-Chart both have similar breaking changes.

If you are using node-gtfs in your own project, all query methods have breaking changes in version 2.0.0 - see the documentation.

Please send feedback on issues you encounter or ideas for improvement by opening a Github issue. Pull requests are welcome.