Presentation on theme: "Open Source Applications for Transport. About OpenPlans: A non-profit dedicated to making cities smarter About 60 staff, mostly technical We make open."— Presentation transcript:
Open Source Applications for Transport
About OpenPlans: A non-profit dedicated to making cities smarter About 60 staff, mostly technical We make open source software for planning/public participation, transportation, and GIS.
About OpenPlans Transportation: We build tools to improve transportation outcomes Help individuals understand options Help cities make better investments
Getting from A to B
OpenTripPlanner An open source multimodal journey planner Leverages open data (GTFS, OSM, DEMs) to help individuals make better transport decisions. Developed in partnership with TriMet (Portland, OR), now in use in over eight countries. Multiple vendors now support the platform
Analysis and Decision Support
OpenTripPlanner Analyst Re-use the same open data and software Simulate transit outcomes and compare designs using quantitative measures Help planners make data-driven decisions while making the process more transparent Help public and advocates understand the consequences at both a personal and community level
Tracking Buses In NYC
OneBusAway An open source real-time transit platform originally developed at the University of Washington Now being adapted for use by the NYC MTA to track over 6,000 buses and provide millions of riders with real- time information (http://bustime.mta.info) Growing developer and vendor community supporting the platform
Monitoring Traffic Flows
Cebu Taxi Crowd Source Project World Bank has a desire to collect and evaluate traffic flows as part of their transport planning process The same tools and techniques that help NYC track buses can be deployed to track other vehicles and collect useful data Project slated to launch fall of 2012, offering a real-time and historical data on Cebu traffic conditions
What makes this possible? A commitment to open, vendor neutral platforms (e.g. anyone can participate in the development or deployment of these systems). A commitment to open data. The inputs must be available to everyone—open software is useless if you have to buy lots of proprietary data before using it. The willingness to help (re)build technical capacity within governments and public institutions.
Kevin Webb Co-Director, OpenPlans Transportation