Five Points

Five Points is an open-source (GPL v3) software package intended to assist with urban transportation planning and advocacy, with an initial focus carfree mobility and accessibility (bicycle/pedestrian/mass transit). The package includes tools for data management, visualization, and server deployment. Five Points is written in Java and makes use of several other (L)GPL-licensed GIS/graphing libraries, including GeoTools, JTS, and JGraphT.

The project was started in 2004 by David D. Emory, an Atlanta-based transportation planner and activist. The first public application of the software, the A-TRAIN trip planner for Atlanta, was launched in 2007 as a project of Citizens for Progressive Transit, a local advocacy group. The name Five Points refers to the city’s historic hub for mass transit and civic life.

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