Gisbert W. Selke

NAME

Map::Tube::Beijing - Interface to the Beijing tube map

SYNOPSIS

    use Map::Tube::Beijing;
    my $tube = Map::Tube::Beijing->new();

    my $route = $tube->get_shortest_route('Yonghegong', 'Chongwenmen');

    print "Route: $route\n";

DESCRIPTION

This module allows to find the shortest route between any two given tube stations in Beijing. All interesting methods are provided by the role Map::Tube.

METHODS

CONSTRUCTOR

    use Map::Tube::Beijing;
    my $tube_chin = Map::Tube::Beijing->new();
    my $tube_pinyin = Map::Tube::Beijing->new( nametype => 'alt' );

This will read the tube information from the shared file beijing-map.xml, which is part of the distribution. Without argument, full Chinese characters (simplified) will be used. With the value 'alt' for nametype, pinyin transliteration into Western characters will be used. Other values will throw an error.

ERRORS

If something goes wrong, maybe because the map information file was corrupted, the constructor will die.

AUTHOR

Gisbert W. Selke, TapirSoft Selke & Selke GbR.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

The data for the XML file were mainly taken from the appropriate Wikipedia pages. They are CC BY-SA 2.0. The module itself is free software; you may redistribute and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

Map::Tube, Map::Tube::GraphViz.