Team Project Road Runner Presents: Transport Hotspots - The People Element

Team Name: 
Transport Roadrunner

This project will explore combining the existing transport data sources with a new datasource that focuses on the human vs system aspect of travel in NSW. It will explore ways at looking at crowd sourced and open data where time isn't the only thing important about a trip - e.g. station congestion causing transfer delays, cleanliness of bathroom facilites - any element that a transport user might have postitive or negative feedback for that another transport network user can modify their trip to experience/avoid.

The presentation will expand on the concept and the potential use cases for it.

The practical example will focus specifically on crowd sourced data and station congestion - a rating system that uses a mobile application feedback system to generate data to calcuate a 'HEAT' score that can be used to give different weights to timetable route calculations. 

Resources used:

  • github.com
  • AWS
  • Redhat 7
  • Postgres 9.2
  • Java
  • NSW Transport API
  • Dirty SQL to get the data ready for the application in a short amout of time
  • Copious amounts of caffeine

 

Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Punlic Transport - Facilities and Operators
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Transport NSW
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data is used to poll station location ID information - this will be used to map acquired congestion data from crowd sourcing in a separate database. This mapping will be used to correlate congestion values to trip options and select routes based on station 'hot spot' values.
Dataset Name: 
Public Transport - Timetables - Complete - GTFS
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Transport NSW
Jurisdiction of Data: 
New South Wales Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data is used to poll transit options between stations points at specific times. This will be used in correlation with the crowd sourced and static facilities data to determine if the direct route, or an alternate route will give a better user experience in transit.
Event Location: 
Sydney Official