Over the holidays I had a chance to update crowdsourced-transport.com with new information. Here are the highlights: Crowdsourced Public Transport page – added: WikiRoutes – site where users can add information about public transport routes and suggest improvements (PT Mapping). Digital Matatus – an application for using smartphones to map public transport routes (PT Mapping). […]
Maps and Wayfinding
The Radlobby Wien (Vienna Bicycle Lobby) just revised its problem reporting application RadKummerKasten. It’s a great example of a customised reporting application and is built with OpenStreetMap and Radlkarte.at.
DataPlace is a fascinating idea, it allows users to place sensors on a map to collect (visualise) data. It’s designed to help regular people understand and use open data, which can then help them develop ideas for improving their surroundings. Here’s the paper title and abstract: Towards a DataPlace: mapping data in a game to […]
carsinbikelanes.nyc is a website where people can post photos of cars blocking bikelanes in New York. According to the website, This site is by no means a replacement for 311, holding your elected representatives accountable, or talking to your friends and family. But it will hopefully become a cathartic and productive body of evidence to […]
Here’s a great post from the Planetizen Blog Crowdsourcing Clean Drinking Water, Interview with Sean Montgomery by Casey Brazeal, posted August 22, 2016. Sean Montgomery is the inventor of CitizenSpring (Kickstarter), an app that collects and maps data about safe drinking water. It’s currently a Kickstarter project. CitizenSpring is a great example of how to use sensors and mapping […]
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 […]
Interesting article from the Atlantic CityLab about Google adding air quality monitoring to its Street View cars.
Arlington Virginia’s Mobility Lab recently organised a “Radius Ride” from a high school to determine how far people could ride their bikes in 5, 10 and 15 minutes. This is designed to help people understand that things are closer by bike than they might think. Here’s the Mobility Lab’s post School Bicycling Safety in Alexandria, Virginia […]
The UK’s mySociety does great work on helping residents understand urban data and help contribute to making cities better. They identified these three transport-related projects from 2014 among their 12 most exciting projects in 2014: Extending the Mapumental API to produce data output suitable for GIS (geographical information systems) to help the Welsh Government map and […]
UPDATE – October 2016 – Mini Metro is available on smart phones and tablets … Transit Maps Mini Metro game review from Cameron Booth’s indispensable Transit Maps blog. The Dinosaur Polo Club, game developers from New Zealand, have developed the Mini Metro transport game. According to their website, “Mini Metro is a minimalist subway simulation game about designing […]