WIT Press


RailML† A Standard Data Interface For Railroad Applications

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040241

Volume

74

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

287 kb

Author(s)

A. Nash, D. Huerlimann, J. Schuette & V.P. Krauss

Abstract

The growing number of computer programs used to model different aspects of railway operations has created the need for a simple and efficient way to transfer data between applications. In the past, specialized interface programs have been developed to transfer data but this is an inefficient and time-consuming process. As the number of different railway simulation and operations programs increases, developing and maintaining individual interfaces will become impractical. RailML has been developed using the XML (eXtensible Markup Language) to simplify data transfer through the use of a common data structure. Programs using the RailML language produce export files with the RailML structure, these

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