Is there a way to publish a JSON URL that displays a live feed of current bus vehicle locations in ArcGIS Online?

Here's the URL: https://transitdata.phoenix.gov/api/vehiclepositions?format=json

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    To clarify, that URL is an example of what you would like to generate? Or are you looking to consume a JSON-formatted API and display it live on a map? – juturna Jan 17 '17 at 19:37
  • I would like to attempt to consume a JSON-formatted API and display it live on a map, preferably AGOL. – El Duderino Jan 17 '17 at 20:51
  • As far as I know, ArcGIS Online cannot add a layer from the web that is in the json or geojson format. It can add both from a file, but it can't consume them from a URL. I would love for someone to correct me. – juturna Jan 17 '17 at 21:10
  • Due to the limitations with AGOL, would working with ArcGIS API for JavaScript be the alternative route? – El Duderino Jan 17 '17 at 21:22
  • Yeah, I believe so... developers.arcgis.com/javascript/latest/guide/using-fromjson/… This page might be a start. – juturna Jan 18 '17 at 19:45

Koop may help you with this - https://koopjs.github.io/ - http://koop.dc.esri.com/

It is an:

An Open Geospatial ETL Engine

that lets you:

Leave geospatial data where it lives and transform it into GeoJSON, CSV, KML, a Shapefile, or a Feature Service dynamically.

The feature service can then be consumed by ArcGIS online

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