If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to first setup your Flink development environment. See How to do the Labs for an overall introduction to these exercises.

The task of the “Taxi Ride Cleansing” exercise is to cleanse a stream of TaxiRide events by removing events that do not start or end in New York City.

The GeoUtils utility class provides a static method isInNYC(float lon, float lat) to check if a location is within the NYC area.

Input Data

This series of exercises is based a stream of TaxiRide events, as described in Using the Taxi Data Streams.

Expected Output

The result of the exercise should be a DataStream<TaxiRide> that only contains events of taxi rides which both start and end in the New York City area as defined by GeoUtils.isInNYC().

The resulting stream should be printed to standard out.

Getting Started

Rather than following the links in this section, you'll do better to find these classes in the flink-training-exercises project in your IDE. Both IntelliJ and Eclipse have ways to make it easy to search for and navigate to classes and files. For IntelliJ, see the help on searching, or simply press the Shift key twice and then continue typing something like RideCleansing and then select from the choices that popup.

Exercise Classes

This exercise uses these classes:


You will find the test for this exercise in


Like most of these exercises, at some point the RideCleansingExercise class throws an exception

throw new MissingSolutionException();

Once you remove this line the test will fail until you provide a working solution. You might want to first try something clearly broken, such as

return false;

in order to verify that the test does indeed fail when you make a mistake, and then work on implementing a proper solution.

Implementation Hints

Flink’s DataStream API features a DataStream.filter(FilterFunction) transformation to filter events from a data stream. The GeoUtils.isInNYC() function can be called within a FilterFunction to check if a location is in the New York City area. Your filter function should check both the starting and ending locations of each ride.


Reference Solutions

Reference solutions are available at GitHub and in the training exercises project: