Posts tagged with 'open data'
Making Good Use of Transit Data
Making Good Use of Transit Data
This weekend, the Desarrollando América Latina Hackathon will take place across six countries: Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. The event focuses on solving social problems using web applications and public data. The goal of the event is to create ...
IBM Hosts Twitter Talk to Promote Smarter Cities Challenge 2012
IBM Hosts Twitter Talk to Promote Smarter Cities Challenge 2012
Did you catch yesterday’s Twitter chat on what it takes to be a smarter city? To promote its 2012 Smarter Cities Challenge, IBM hosted a discussion with Stanley S. Litow, IBM’s vice president of corporate citizenship and corporate affairs and ...
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
The United States Department of Transportation and the Transportation Research Board are sponsoring a data visualization competition, understanding that informed decision-making, based on sound data and analysis, is the cornerstone in crafting effective transportation policies and investments. The competition is ...
New York City Reveals "On the Go!" Touch-Screen Travel Station
New York City Reveals "On the Go!" Touch-Screen Travel Station
  Photos by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City’s public transit authority, revealed a new interactive touch-screen kiosk with real-time service status on Monday.  The project, “On the Go! Travel ...
Upcoming Event: Transit Hack Day
Upcoming Event: Transit Hack Day
The Mobility Lab, a project by the Arlington County Commuter Services, is hosting the Transit Hack Day on Saturday, September 10 for developers, mappers and transit data enthusiasts in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Transit Hack Day provides a space ...
Distorted Maps Visualize Congestion and Pollution
Distorted Maps Visualize Congestion and Pollution
Xiaoji Chen, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, created isochronic maps of Paris and Singapore that represent distance on a map proportionally to travel time. The distorted maps show that the distance between any two stops in a city ...
Photo by Amphis d'@illeurs.
Transit, Crowdsourcing and Universal Design
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University released a new smartphone application that will help transit users create a database of real-time information of their local transit agencies. Cities and transit agencies around the world are making riding easier for their customers by ...
Upcoming Event: Open Data Meetup Lima
Upcoming Event: Open Data Meetup Lima
Escuelab, Softwin, Social Media Group and Development Seed are hosting an Open Data event in Lima, Peru Saturday, August 13, 2011. The event, “Open Data Meetup Lima,” is a day of sharing ideas, activities and workshops related to open data ...
Putting Alternative Fuel Stations on the Map
Putting Alternative Fuel Stations on the Map
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy released an interactive map displaying thousands of alternative fuel stations around the nation, as part of a complete overhaul of Energy.gov. Color-coded points represent various alternative fuel sources, including electric and hydrogen stations. In ...
Google Transit Now With Live Updates
Google Transit Now With Live Updates
I almost cried the day that Washington, D.C.’s Metro and Google announced that users could use Google Maps to plan their trips on the D.C. area public transit system. Today Google announces even bigger news for all Google Transit users: ...
Highlights from the Intelligent Cities Forum
Highlights from the Intelligent Cities Forum
The National Building Museum held its Intelligent Cities Forum yesterday, an all-day event that brought together experts from across the United States to explore the evolving, deep-rooted connections between technology and cities. The event covered topics ranging from education and ...
Digital Displays for Transit: Can More Information Mean More Riders?
Digital Displays for Transit: Can More Information Mean More Riders?
In the American capital, pedestrians and transit riders will soon be enjoying a veritable buffet of information about their transit options, available on digital displays across the city. District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Gabe Klein unveiled on Monday a ...
SeeClickFix Integrates Data with D.C.'s New Open311 System
SeeClickFix Integrates Data with D.C.'s New Open311 System
Last week, our friends at SeeClickFix announced the mapping tool’s integration with Washington D.C.’s new Open311 API. What does this mean? Officially, “The cities’ use of this open source data platform will enable citizens to communicate service requests directly into ...
World Bank Opens Urban Development (and Other) Data
World Bank Opens Urban Development (and Other) Data
Earlier this month, the World Bank opened up its data and launched a new website – data.worldbank.org – where users will be able to browse and filter more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development indicators from World ...
City Go Round...and 'Round and 'Round
City Go Round…and 'Round and 'Round
FrontSeat, the software company that brought you WalkScore, just released a great service called City-Go-Round. The new site is a clearinghouse of useful online and mobile transit applications across the United States. Transit applications and especially open transit data have ...
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