crowdsourcing data for
public transport information
arun ganesh, srikanth lakshmanan
what are my travel options?
-walk
-cycle
-vehicle/auto
-bus/public transit
what are my safe travel options?
-walk
-cycle
-vehicle/auto
-bus/public transit
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 ...
who has that information?
-conductors
-commuters
-bus stations
-bus authorities
how to collect all that data?
how to collect all that data?
crowdsource
we made busroutes.in
what we found
-crowdsourcing makes data collection faster
-errors in of cial data source
-gaps in public transport coverag...
how openstreetmap helped
                 - exible database
                 -crowdsourcing for
                 map data
...
what else we can crowdsource
-translate entire dataset into local language
-location of each bus stop
-addition of other t...
what else has been done
chennai suburban rail and bus map




google: chennai suburban map
chennai public transport map
bus stop information panel
and bangalore?
Do visit
          http://busroutes.in

http://j.mp/ArunGanesh
Student, National Institute of Design Bangalore

Srikanth L...
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Crowdsourcing Data For Public Transport Information

  1. 1. crowdsourcing data for public transport information arun ganesh, srikanth lakshmanan
  2. 2. what are my travel options? -walk -cycle -vehicle/auto -bus/public transit
  3. 3. what are my safe travel options? -walk -cycle -vehicle/auto -bus/public transit
  4. 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. 5. who has that information? -conductors -commuters -bus stations -bus authorities
  6. 6. how to collect all that data?
  7. 7. how to collect all that data? crowdsource
  8. 8. we made busroutes.in
  9. 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. 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. 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. 12. what else has been done
  13. 13. chennai suburban rail and bus map google: chennai suburban map
  14. 14. chennai public transport map
  15. 15. bus stop information panel
  16. 16. and bangalore?
  17. 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

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