Efficient Reuse of Public Transport Information

in the City of Gijon

Samos Workshop: Uses of Open Data Within Government for Innovation and Efficiency

Samos, 30th June 2014

Martín Álvarez-Espinar (@espinr)
CTICW3C Spain Office

City of Gijón

AKA Xixón [ʃiˈʃoŋ]

North of Spain

Gijón

Population: 275,000

Very active in eGovernment

datos.gijon.es launched in 2010

Released a Web Service with Public Transport Information

  • timetables,
  • lines (routes, status, origin, destination),
  • stops (location, arrivals, departures),
  • and coaches (status, position, journey)

Reuse Started

by Developers/Citizens

Screenshot of an application showing the status of a bus stop

url.ctic.es/marquesina

by the Industry

Screenshot of an augmented reality application showing bus stops

Layar App

by the Industry

Screenshot of an application showing bus routes

Bus Gijón for iOS

Realtime visualizations!

http://datos.gijon.es/aplicaciones/busgijon/busgijon.jsp

by Artists

Screenshot of Allegreto para flotilla de Autobuses

Multimedia setup based on geolocation, data visualization, electronic music, interaction, and animation

Xixón Sound. V01 – allegretto para flotilla de autobuses

by Local Businesses

Bus stoping in front of a cafe

The same open app in a cafe

Cafe with tablet runnig an app showing the status of the bus stop

Showing the status of the bus stop

Tablet runnig an app showing the status of the bus stop

by the City Council?

Display at a bus stop showing the next coaches to stop there

Cheaper, huh?

The same application can be run on a cheap computer

Installed in public facilities

The same application on a display within the local Hospital

Even recycling old computers

The same application on a display within a public building

Hospital, railway station, university…

The same application on a display within the local railway station

Not only social benefits


Standard displayPC-based equipment
Unit cost€3,900€1,000
284 units*€1M€300,000

* Public facilities with feasability to install these systems


Excluding installation costs!!!

Direct savings for the government

Open data without additional cost (Web Service already existed)

Free app made by others (reuse of basic HTML App)


€0.8 million (4% annual budget)

Thanks!

martin@w3.org
@espinr

This presentation: http://www.w3c.es/Presentaciones/2014/0630-EfficientPSIReuse_Samos-MA

Paper: http://datos.fundacionctic.org/recursos/2014/05/transport_gijon_sharepsi.pdf