Disruptive open transport data
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  • 1. Disruptive open transport data http://transportapi.com Jonathan Raper CEO, Placr
  • 2. Placr/TransportAPI • Placr is an SME founded in 2010 & based at ODI • TransportAPI is our open transport data service • Aggregates timetables, departures& infrastructure • We record everything that moves, all the time • We create performance indicators eg late train map • We are a transport data service/ solution house • Target markets in travel, media, local government • Supply feeds to operators, web & app developers • Enabling new transport propositions
  • 3. transportapi.com • Launched with Traveline and Network Rail feeds last year • Scalable cloud-based service • Web or developer output • Sign up/ get access online- 250++ developers signed up • Free use up 1000 hits per day • Charges for hosting, volume & guarantees • http://developer.transportapi.com/
  • 4. `` Feeds Cache Stop/station data Joins Data tables API App logic Updating Lookups Content Displays Maps Geolocate Keys App Processing Real-time Cloud servers Raw data Raw data TransportAPI architecture
  • 5. transportapi gallery
  • 6. Transport performance • Transport data can be embedded in web widget • London Underground performance indicators • Real travel time through London bus network • Train lateness maps across country
  • 7. Hyperlocal widget • Embed transport info in websites • 600 sites are live
  • 8. Historic data • Recording data streams on tube, bus and train • Storing and structuring them • Making historic data available through TransportAPI • Producing indicators from the historic data
  • 9. Travel portal developed with ELGIN
  • 10. Analysing user requests for departure information • Mapping London Countdown live bus departure requests • Analysing app users requests and subsequent behaviour • Building anonymised user profiles Yellow: weekday Red: weekend
  • 11. Transport social media gathering
  • 12. Sentiment analysis • Local Twitter search eg bus+driver for “London” • Volume of comments to services by hour/day etc • Early warning for problems, CRM tool…
  • 13. CityMapper • London’s most popular travel app • TransportAPI supplying the back end for rail data • Accuracy, latency are paramount • Looking for guarantees & management of liabilities
  • 14. Ready to integrate • REST endpoints for timetables, departures • Performance indicators by mode, location • Infrastructure downloads • Historic datasets • Federated API with cyclestreets, traintaxi etc • 3Scale API platform with authentication • Scalable delivery • eCommerce solution • Developer community now at work
  • 15. Contact http://transportapi.com/ jonathan.raper@placr.co.uk @Madprof