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Crowdsourcing geodata for public transport information

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How crowdsourcing was used to overcome the lack of public transport in Chennai, india. …

How crowdsourcing was used to overcome the lack of public transport in Chennai, india.

Presented at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for Mobilicity
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  • 1. crowdsourcing data for public transport information arun ganesh, srikanth lakshmanan
  • 2. what are my travel options? -walk -cycle -vehicle/auto -bus/public transit
  • 3. what are my safe travel options? -walk -cycle -vehicle/auto -bus/public transit
  • 4. can i travel by bus? -is there a bus to my destination? -where is the bus stop? -when will my bus come? -how long will my trip take? -how comfortable will it be? -how much will i save? -what are my alternatives?
  • 5. who has that information? -conductors -commuters -bus stations -bus authorities
  • 6. how to collect all that data?
  • 7. how to collect all that data? crowdsource
  • 8. we made busroutes.in
  • 9. what we found -crowdsourcing makes data collection faster -errors in of cial data source -gaps in public transport coverage -patterns in bus route numbers -key transit locations -site analysis data
  • 10. how openstreetmap helped - exible database -crowdsourcing for map data -lets anyone add features -makes the map dynamic -map data entirely opensource www.osm.org
  • 11. what else we can crowdsource -translate entire dataset into local language -location of each bus stop -addition of other transport links and ways -clean and x of cial data -expand database to make it more rich
  • 12. what else has been done
  • 13. chennai suburban rail and bus map google: chennai suburban map
  • 14. chennai public transport map
  • 15. bus stop information panel
  • 16. and bangalore?
  • 17. Do visit http://busroutes.in http://j.mp/ArunGanesh Student, National Institute of Design Bangalore Srikanth L srik.lak@gmail.com Yet another software engineer