WSIS Prizes Contest 2019 Nominee

GoMetro


Description

GoMetro Pro utilises a mobile app for the in-field data collection of public transport operations. We have used this app quite extensively to drive various projects in connection with the minibus taxi industry and to help them determine their transport business value. Our mobile application allows field collectors to quickly and easily collect the following data: trips, duration, distance, stops, passenger counts, basic passenger demographics and revenue.

The data is automatically uploaded into our project management platform and converted to a GTFS standard algorithm. Machine learning techniques work on the geospatial, network and data layers, allowing for data cleaning and processing. The analysis includes passenger transit patterns and network characteristics. These can be visualised and supported in an interactive visualisation environment. The GoMetro team designs, builds, implements and licences our products in an adaptive way to ensure client satisfaction and robust outcomes.

Project website

https://app.gometro.co.za/#/regions


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge 2019
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Coverage
  • South Africa

Status

Ongoing

Start date

2012

End date

Not set


WSIS values promotion

The project's mission is to give South Africans access to real-time public transport information, including up-to-the-minute commuter updates to users of MetroRail, South Africa’s largest scheduled transport mode.


Entity name

GoMetro

Entity country—type

South Africa Private Sector

Entity website

http://www.getgometro.com