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Webinar Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
This free, Transit GIS Clearinghouse webinar will tell the story of the Portland Regional Trip Planner, the first fully open-source, multimodal trip itinerary planning application to be released by a U.S. transit agency. Officially unveiled by TriMet in October 2011, the launch followed an unprecedented three-year partnership between the agency and the open-source software development community that established the OpenTripPlanner (OTP) project, an international effort to create a comprehensive multimodal trip planning platform. OTP leverages emerging open data standards and sources such as OpenStreetMap the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), and the Portland experience offers an excellent case study in how an agency can help drive open data innovation.
The webinar will be led by David Emory and Kevin Webb of OpenPlans, a non-profit technology organization that helped facilitate the partnership between TriMet and the open source community, and Bibiana McHugh, IT Manager of Geographic Information Systems and Location-Based Services for TriMet.
Also, the webinar will be moderated by Martin Catala and Amber Reep, Transit GIS Clearinghouse Co-Chairs.
David Emory – Technology and Urban Planning
David brings professional experience in both technology and urban planning to OpenPlans, where he is helping to guide development of the OpenTripPlanner project. Previously, he worked for the Atlanta Regional Commission, where he supported the transit policy and coordination effort for a 20-county area. At OpenPlans Transportation, he will serve as a bridge between the development side of OpenTripPlanner and its growing community of users in the transportation field.
David received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Brown University and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Kevin Webb – Mapping and Trip Planning
Kevin builds mapping and trip planning tools to help keep users informed about their transportation options. He has a long-time interest in planning, transit and open government. He joined OpenPlans by way of the Sunlight Foundation. Much of his career has been in early-stage research and development, including a software startup and several years as a partner in an industrial design consultancy.
Kevin has a BA in environmental and urban studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Bibiana McHugh – IT Manager of Geographic Information Systems and Location-Based Services
Bibiana has worked in TriMet’s Information Technology Department since 1997 and currently leads a team of innovative web developers and analysts as the IT Manager of Geographic Information Systems and Location-Based Services. She leads several open data and open source software initiatives including opentripplanner.org, maps.trimet.org, rtp.trimet.org, developer.trimet.org, trimet.org/apps.After initiating collaboration with Google for the first release of Google Transit, she helped pioneer the now worldwide standard General Transit Feed Spec (GTFS).
Bibiana received her degree in Geography from the University of Kansas.
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