Tag: Transport

Cycle commuting analysis of Bristol

We love it when our API comes in useful for academic purposes. This is a guest post by Richard Thomas. Bristol: Typical cycle commute time For my MSc dissertation, I investigated determinants of the proportion of people who choose to

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North American bikeshare systems get boost with open data standards

The North American Bikeshare Association (NABSA), working with representatives from the largest b…

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An Open Data Exploration of a Beautiful Autumn Drive in Utah

It’s easy to explore the nuts and bolts of the Beehive State’s infrastructure. Follow our data-centric journey up Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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If Government Data Could Fix Traffic Chaos and Protect Our Homes from Flooding, We’d Use It… Right? Wrong!

By Yves Vanderbeken September 25, 2015 Slowly but steadily since 2008, governments around the world have come to accept that Open Data (defined as government data that is deliberately shared in a machine-readable format for free reuse by others) is

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Through Open Data, Taxis Can Be a Platform for Innovation

Hans Riemer Hans is an at-large member of the Montgomery County (Md.) Council. September 23, 2015 TDM TAKEAWAY Standardized, open data feeds for taxis can provide more options for riders and foster better competition with ride-hailing companies. There’s no denying

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“Data helps us provide better transport”: TfL on Oyster cards, big data and contactless payments

Future of London New Technologies London One of the younger users of London’s Oyster card. Image: Romazur/Wikimedia Commons. In the last of the the Future of London series, presented by Transport for London, we talk to Shashi Verma, the transport

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How Santa Clara uses IoT, open data to tackle NFL invasion

When the San Francisco 49ers moved into Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium, the city started applying IT strategies to managing the massive crowds. (Wikimedia Commons) Handling the massive demands of a National Football League game is still a pretty new civic

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Cambridge is region’s commuting capital – and look how far people will travel to work here

Cambridge is the region’s commuting capital with people coming from all corners of East Anglia to work here, new analysis shows.A series of extraordinary maps reveal the vast distances large numbers are prepared to travel to capitalise on the Cambridge

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Machinery Of Data – MOD – Open for entry

If open data is your thing and you have a creative edge, then the Machinery of Data (MOD) competition is for you. MOD is a data driven competition that merges open data with hardware and art.  Some examples include: A 3D

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China announcement on big data promotion to transform social governance

China’s Cabinet, the State Council publishes guidelines to promote the opening and sharing of government data to improve governance, boost innovation  and promote economic restructuring, with the aim of forging a new model of social governance. A mechanism will be

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