Liberating Data at Journalism Data Camp NY

I spent last Friday at ScraperWiki’s Journalism Data Camp NY, hosted at the Columbia School of Journalism. ScraperWiki is a really interesting project. There is a lot of data on the web that isn’t readily machine-readable. Turning this data into something that can be made more useful to the public – for example, by putting it Read more…

Tri-Met Regional Trip Planner launches

Transit maps are objects of identities of the city, they spark infinite discussion and, of course, help people get to where they want to go.  For decades, the 2D map was the primary way for a customer to interact with the system. Designers were constrained by the physical limitation and customers were constrained by just Read more…

Open & Candid: David Emory

OpenPlans excitedly welcomes David Emory to the Open Plans Transportation team. David’s been enthusiastic about transit since the inaugural MARTA train wound through Atlanta and put him to sleep (he was 3 months old).  While that inaugural ride bought transit to new riders, David’s career has lead him to other firsts in making transit accessible to new Read more…

OpenPlans to present at TransITech

We’re really looking forward to this spring’s APTA TransITech. APTA is the industry association that includes public agencies, commercial organizations, and non-profits working in the field of public transportation. TransITech is APTA’s annual technology conference, this year occurring over three days in Miami, FL in March. We will present on Simple AVL Solutions for Riders as Read more…

May 6th in SF: The Power of Open APIs for Government

Open data and Open APIs are increasingly powerful vectors for what Tim O’Reilly has called ‘government as a platform.’

That’s why we’re excited about the upcoming Open APIs for Government event being held at San Francisco’s City Hall on May 6 at 6:30pm. We hope to see many of you there for lively discussion of the importance of open government in the era of open data and open source. Read on..

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