20140114 tapi-geomob

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TransportAPI talk for geomob at BCS in Jan 2014

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20140114 tapi-geomob

  1. 1. Opening up access to UK transport data David Mountain david.mountain@transportapi.com transportapi.com @transportapi
  2. 2. Who we are • Placr Ltd: SME based in Shoreditch – Dave Mountain, Jonathan Raper, Harry Wood, Emer Coleman and Tom Ward • Transport API: – Open transport data service – First round funding in 2013
  3. 3. What we do • API endpoints for timetabled and live for bus and rail data • 370K stop/stations with 50Gb live data • Journey planning: public and private • JSON, XML, HTML formats • Aggregation and integration • API authentication and monitoring (3Scale)
  4. 4. Open data • Part of the Open Data Institute startup program • Campaigning for the release of transport data • Aim to be a one-stop shop for UK transport data • Easier for developers to integrate transport data into apps • Innovation
  5. 5. Who’s using it? TFL Overground
  6. 6. CityMapper • London’s most popular travel app • TransportAPI supplying the back end for rail data
  7. 7. Heathrow (May 2014)
  8. 8. Travel portal developed with ELGIN
  9. 9. UK TravelOptions • • • • 3D perspective of OSM Display/search POIs Tap thru to transport info Tube performance indicators • iOS / iPad
  10. 10. 2013 growth
  11. 11. How to get it Sign up for an account a transportapi.com 1000 hits per day free (sandbox) Then £1 for 2.5k – 10k hits Or partner with us? No reservation of downstream usage rights wishlist
  12. 12. Performance • Tube performance indicators • Real travel time through London bus networ
  13. 13. Dashboards
  14. 14. Transport Buzz • Transport data is one side of the story • But how do people experience this • TransportBuzz (beta): web app developed toexplore this • Stores and analyses transport related tweets • About 5% of these are geolocated
  15. 15. We’re hiring • Lots of ideas of what to do next • Looking for developers: – Ruby + server-side; – Web design + front-end; – Experience of transport indy • Flexible: PT / FT; temp / perm
  16. 16. Talk to us! Dave @davidmountain Jonathan @madprof Harry @harry_wood Tom @themadwort Emer @emercoleman transportapi.com @transportapi

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