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I need to convert GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification, data in some GIS data format like ESRI Shapefile or KML or something else. Do you know any tool for this issue?

Thank you very much in advance


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There's a tool that goes from GTFS to KML:

and a KML to shape file tool at

For more details please click here

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Hi Sunil thank you very much for the suggestions. I've tried it and works fine. Another solution I've found is using a JEQL procedure described here…. This procedure generate shapefiles starting from GTFS files. Both work! Bye – Cesare Feb 1 '13 at 12:43
Cesare can you accept Sunil Answer please. – Mapperz Feb 1 '13 at 18:29
Note that the KMLWriter tool has moved to – Brian Ferris Jan 6 '15 at 5:29
Anybody tried using recently? I just tried to install and run and am running into an issue wherein module extension googletransit is missing. Posted an issue on the GH repo. I'm betting I missed something obvious but feel I did follow INSTALL instructions correctly, afaik. – kuanb Jan 27 at 22:28

Bob Heitzman's XLS for GTFS spreadsheet tools can import and export KML, as well as its main function to import and export GTFS feed.

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I wrote a simple web-based tool for converting KML files into GTFS shapes.txt files at:

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It would probably be better if you identified your self as the author more clearly. – iant Jan 6 '15 at 13:16
Updated as requested. – Brian Ferris Jan 6 '15 at 18:10

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