Transitland – Public transport data and more!
Transitland is a cool new project from the open-source map developers and transit experts at Mapzen. It describes itself as: “A community-edited data service aggregating transit networks across metropolitan and rural areas around the world” in other words a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in public transport data. It’s a repository of data feeds from public transit agencies and tools that let anyone (civic-minded hackers, local agencies, NGOs, etc.) use the information to develop their own tools, visualisations etc. The site includes clear legal conditions for use of the data and tools. The project could result in much better transit apps by making the raw materials of transit data more accessible. (From: Laura Bliss, The Atlantic: City Lab 5 November 2015, The Next Stop Toward a Better Transit App).