RailRadar, new train search website.

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Railradar: The Live Rail information on Google Maps

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RailRadar, new train search website.

First impression, this site looks well designed, accurate, and is fun to use.

http://railradar.trainenquiry.com/

Seems to be trains missing from the Konkan region, but have noticed trains at Surathkal and Roha, so it can't be a Konkan Railway issue.

Does anyone know a way to remove the add running down the right side of the page?

(under the add, at the top of the add, there's an almost hidden drop down box, but it vanishes behind the add)

Does anyone know a way to remove a train's route after it's been selected? (without re-loading the website)
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I'm not seeimng an advert on the right. I use Firefox with Adblocker+ activated. It's excellent. It even keeps out Indian Railways site pop-ups and you can allow ads for sites of your choice.
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But the site is not very updated - it has a time lag of at least half-an-hour (checked this morning for a local train from Sealdah) to two hours (for Darjeeling mail). If sitting at the hotel you check running status of the train and decide to reach the station late, there might be a possibility that you might miss the train.
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That is because the data is not fetched and/or displayed on a real time basis. Accuracy percentage is way low when compared to SIMRAN.
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Is there a reason why GPS can't be used?

I spoke to a man who understands these things today, and he says it wouldn't be too difficult to set up and wouldn't cost too much.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Is there a reason why GPS can't be used?

I spoke to a man who understands these things today, and he says it wouldn't be too difficult to set up and wouldn't cost too much.
I would be interested to know how he reached that conclusion. It would seem a bit tricky given than railradar sits in Amazon cloud.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Is there a reason why GPS can't be used?
I guess I asked the question in the wrong way.

Is there a reason why GPS can't be used by another company?

I simply explained to my friend that Indian Railways has thousands of trains operating all over a massive country, and asked if GPS could be used to keep track of the trains.

I guess the obvious question is, why does a website wanting to keep track of Indian trains, why do they choose to sit in a cloud? (is cloud storage the future?, I've not really looked into it)
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post I guess I asked the question in the wrong way.

Is there a reason why GPS can't be used by another company?

I simply explained to my friend that Indian Railways has thousands of trains operating all over a massive country, and asked if GPS could be used to keep track of the trains.

I guess the obvious question is, why does a website wanting to keep track of Indian trains, why do they choose to sit in a cloud? (is cloud storage the future?, I've not really looked into it)
Yes one could track all engines of trains (or coaches attached) Infact GPS based solutions for tracing fleet of cars, one's family cars, down to suspicious spouse is all available now

I think what you see now is a mix of signal data/Sat data from geo-synchronous satellite. Under the hood, GPS is pretty dumb.

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