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need a taxi? head east... waaay east!

Postby taxico » Fri, 10 Jun 2016 4:55 pm

http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~josepht/taxi.html

as of March 2016, the total taxi fleet in Singapore is 28,286 and there are ~57,000 active cab drivers in Singapore.

at time of posting this, 4,655 cabs were plying the road.
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Postby taxico » Fri, 10 Jun 2016 4:58 pm

map shows real-time gov.sg data.

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Re: need a taxi? head east... waaay east!

Postby MikeJones » Fri, 10 Jun 2016 9:19 pm

No surprise, that's the airport, neat map though

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Re: RE: Re: need a taxi? head east... waaay east!

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:41 pm

taxico wrote:map shows real-time gov.sg data.]


Saw some news that Uber and Grab have added 12,000 additonal cars during peak hours.

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Re: need a taxi? head east... waaay east!

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 11 Jun 2016 1:31 am

So basically there are taxis where there are streets and no taxis where there are no streets.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 11 Jun 2016 8:05 am

It's a nice map, but surely it doesn't show the location of all the cabs it mentions as present (over 6k as I write it) so, it is nothing but a gadget.

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Re: need a taxi? head east... waaay east!

Postby MikeJones » Sat, 11 Jun 2016 9:39 am

Well it's showing all of the data he's grabbed at some point in time, it's taking a feed of LTA taxi availability data via the data.gov.sg portal, https://developers.data.gov.sg/datagovsg-apis/apis/get/transport/taxi-availability which provides coordinates for all currently available taxis. The portal recommends getting the data every minute but he's obviously not doing that as there are currently 5000ish taxis in the feed not 6000.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:12 am

Yes, I found that link earlier, but zooming the map in, somehow I doubt the all data corresponds to all the cabs.* Just looking through my window is enough to know, it's not the case. Besides, at any given time, country-wide there must be dozens of intersections where 3-10 cabs are present within a 50m circle. It's a very common sight and the map shows high cabs concentration in some isolated spots only.

As of 5000 vs 6000, I think you should take into account that we checked the No not at the same time.

*) Unless one dot = few cabs.


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