Category Archive: Technology in Transit

Upcoming FHWA Webcast: Enterprise Geographic Information System (eGIS)

The Federal Highway administration will host a webcast on the topic “The Maryland State Highway Administration (MDSHA)’s Enterprise Geographic Information System (eGIS)” on  June 11, 2014 . Maryland State Highway Administration (MDSHA)s eGIS is an Esri API for Flex-based geospatial data portal that allows internal agency staff to quickly and easily access an array of geospatial data and …

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Census Explorer: New Interactive Map by U.S Census Bureau

U.S Census Bureau  has introduced Census Explorer a new online tool that displays demographic information on maps of states, counties, and neighborhoods. The Bureau has also  released the new commuting edition of the interactive map Census Explorer, which gives Web visitors easy click-and-zoom access to commuting statistics for every neighborhood in the U.S. It also shows how …

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Data Driven Bus Service Scheduled Trial Runs in May 2014

Matthew George, 23-year-old Middlebury College graduate has found a  mass transit system that could figure out on a daily basis where people are and where they want to go, and then get them there — nonstop — on luxury buses for just a few dollars more than a T ride costs. The first-of-its-kind “pop-up” bus service …

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Apple-Transit Data in iOS8 Maps

Apple’s recent mapping-related acquisition effort is expected to bear fruit in the next generation of iOS as the company’s mapping team is said to be preparing a new transit direction feature and significant improvements to the maps’ underlying data. Lack of built-in transit support is perhaps one of the most oft-cited failures of Apple’s mapping …

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Mapping the Traffic Crashes in New York

The New York Police Department is challenged with city’s traffic fatality and injury numbers, releasing the data in a PDF format that’s difficult for developers to use. A group called betaNYC has been pushing the cops to make their data machine-readable aligning with NY mayor’s Vision Zero. One civic-minded citizen named John Krauss has been scraping the data …

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