Organizations in this sector across cities and countries are using open data to enable citizens and organizations to better navigate transit systems. They primarily use transportation and geospatial data.
Organizations have used open transportation data to provide accessible data about public transportation routes and schedules tailored to different cities and countries via web and mobile applications. They provide up-to-date information allowing users to better plan their travel and reduce congestion. Similarly, logistics organizations use transportation data and official maps to optimize routes across all modes of transportation.
Advocacy organizations have also used open transportation, police and health data to push for better roads and transportation systems. Several enable citizens to give feedback to city government to improve roads and public transportation. Others utilize information on accidents, vehicles and roads to recommend changes to transportation infrastructure and policy, with the goal of improving transportation safety for individuals and for businesses.
Country: United States
Impact: Farmers benefit from tools for better crop management and to measure environmental factors
Data Used: Rainfall data from US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center, soil data from US Department of Agriculture
FarmLogs provides farmers with a free software and mobile application to map and analyze crop yields and environmental conditions for crop growth through government data. Their Farmlogs free Standard includes several features: Field Mapping, Scouting and Notes, Activity Tracking, Rainfall Tracking, GDD Accumulation, Soil Composition Maps, Growth Stage Analysis, Yield Maps, Input Planning. They also empower farmers to coordinate with the government to request data for their lands. On their website, FarmLogs details instructions on how to contact the US Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency for field boundary data. Upon receipt, FarmLogs interprets the data and creates field boundaries on mapping systems for farmers to demarcate their lands.