[Open-transport] [OKFN-Local-Coord] Open Mobility
matias.kalwill at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 12:55:06 UTC 2014
Right! We were in touch with them on february before they launched in
Buenos Aires.Should get back in touch to see what the've come up with :)
Great tip, thanks!
On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 5:36 AM, Miguel Laginha <me at miguellaginha.com>
> Hi there,
> These guys <http://www.moovitapp.com/see-what-cities-are-covered/> have
> some data from Argentina. Have you tried contacting them? They often work
> directly with mass transportation agencies in order to obtain the data.
> Hope it helps.
> _ miguel
> On 12 Jun 2014, at 13:56, Matías Kalwill <matias.kalwill at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Pieter, thanks for sharing this. Matías from Open Knowledge Argentina and
> Bikestorming <http://bikestorming.com/> here. I'm not super active
> responding messages on this list but always read and stay updated :)
> I'm cc'ing Yas García, Open Knowledge Argentina Ambassador, would be great
> to hear if you guys know of similar experiences to this!
> The next steps we are considering are:
> (1) To *open* the datasets that are available but, well, not open. At
> least not in a usable way- Such us timetables or even bus routs, published
> on multiple local websites but not available for download or reuse.
> (2) Create an mobility-themed local open data census, using the Open Data
> Census platform, to make this information (both the availability of
> datasets, and the datasets themselves) more easly available and updatable.
> It's also a good oportunity to mention that, we had discussion on whether
> to call this local working group/project Open Transport or Open Mobility.
> We chose Open Mobility since we expect to include bicycle and walkability
> data eventually. You know, in line with the whole "moving people, not
> vehicles" as a vision for what urban design should support.
> I'll be at OK Festival this year. Looking forward to sharing this work
> with all of you, and the ideas that went behind it. Opening transport data
> in Latin America is tricky. So this is kind of a hack around what transport
> agencies will usually not do.
> Here's a great post in spanish from La Nación newspaper on the expedition
> that got the whole thing started on International Open Data Day:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 7:18 AM, Pieter Colpaert <
> pieter.colpaert at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ---------- Doorgestuurd bericht ----------
>> Van: "Yamila García" <yamilagarcia at gmail.com>
>> Datum: 12 jun. 2014 10:53
>> Onderwerp: [OKFN-Local-Coord] Open Mobility
>> Aan: "Open Knowledge Foundation Local Coordinators Mailing List" <
>> okfn-local-coord at lists.okfn.org>, "Christian Villum" <
>> christian.villum at okfn.org>, "Beatrice Martini" <beatrice.martini at okfn.org
>> Hi all! I want to tell you that we are working in the Argentina Open
>> Mobility project.
>> In Open Mobility, Open Knowledge Argentina members and different
>> organizations working on releasing data to improve public transport service
>> from the subway, train and bus.
>> People are prisoners of the lack of information. We conducted an
>> expedition-inspired School Of Data, where we seek information from
>> different sources, the team performed a Nation Data List requests for
>> access to the information.
>> The project will be a census data transport inspirational Open Data
>> Census, to achieve developers build apps and tools to improve the quality
>> of life of citizens. We have provided two more expeditions data, where the
>> data will end up releasing.
>> If anyone knows or is working on a similar project, please let me know
>> Y. G
>> Co - Organizer HacksHackersBA <http://www.mediaparty.info/>
>> Ambassador - Argentina OKFN.org <http://okfn.org/>
>> [image: Twitter] <https://twitter.com/YasGarcia> - 0054 9 11 6-1457168
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