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I need to convert GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs/reference), 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 lin-ear-th-inking.blogspot.it/2011/10/…. 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 github.com/google/transitfeed/wiki/KMLWriter –  Brian Ferris Jan 6 at 5:29

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 at 13:16
Updated as requested. –  Brian Ferris Jan 6 at 18:10

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