Open Data Platform Municipal Transport Company of Madrid wins Fundetec Awards 2013

The information system on public transport Municipal Transport Company of Madrid has been chosen as the winner of Fundetec Awards 2013. This Open Data platform consists of a set of SOA systems accessible from the Internet receives nearly one million daily visits.

Open Data Platform Municipal Transport Company of Madrid wins Fundetec Awards 2013When will the next bus? What is the best combination to reach a destination? Did this stop is adapted for people with disabilities? Examples of close to a million queries each day receiving the information system of public transport that offers the Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid ( EMT ). This solution has been chosen as the Best Project for Public Entity for Citizenship in 2013 Fundetec Awards which have recently been granted.

The information service of the EMT is managed by a philosophy based platform Open Data (open data), which seeks to certain data are available to everyone, without restrictions, following some assumptions that are similar to those of free software or open source content. Through the deployment of SOA ( Service Oriented Architecture ), allows citizens access to internal information systems of Madrid transport entity controlled manner through the public Internet, from any device data connection.

Ecosystem apps

Thus, it is only necessary to have a computer, smartphone or tablet with Internet access to check all kinds of real-time information related to public transport in Madrid, as routes, schedules, precise location of vehicles via GPS, etc. This information is also available to companies wishing to exploit, for example, to create applications for mobile devices.

Currently there are more than 30 apps certified based on these Open Data terminals available for Android , Apple and Windows Phone , which can be found in this sectionthe website of the EMT . These applications provide features such practices as tell you when to leave home to catch the bus without having to wait, notify you when there is little to end the balance or the term of your subscription transport stops and even propose alternative means of public transportation in case something unexpected arises.

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