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Center for Sustainable Urban Development, Columbia University
Civic Data Design Lab, MIT
University of Nairobi
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Digital Matatushttps://drive.google.com/open?id=158LmgVCSE0LMfde4BlXwnNQyck7WnugBhttp://www.digitalmatatus.com/map.html2012OngoingNairobi, KenyaTopological MapDigital Matatus is a collaboration between Kenyan and American universities. The project takes advantage of mobile phone technology to collect data about Matatus infrastructures.
Students from Nairobi University collected data about routes by using a GPS app, then stops were identified thanks to students and commuters experience and thanks to visual notation, such as signs.
The data needed to be cleaned and formatted into GTFS, this led to the creation of a new and more flexible GTFS standard for paratransit transports since calendars, timetables and fares are not available for Matatus.
Digital Matatus map is a topological map which wants to show a schematic diagram of Matatus routes. The routes are grouped in coloured lines according to their destination. Landmarks and significative points of Nairobi are highlighted on the map. The map is combined with a list of all Matatu stations and every Matatu line that stops in a specific station.
The map is only available for print, but web and app versions are being developed.
PDFincomplete data in the city annals
completed by collecting data with GPS apps (not specified)
GTFS file uploaded to Google Maps to complete the transportation network
GTFS datahttps://github.com/WorldBank-Transport/GTFS-Training-Materials/wiki/Link-repository-for-international-GTFS-training-materials
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WhereIsMyTransportMinibus taxi Routeshttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1Nu5kV3QhYpKa2o0aQP-rKwepAKt5VB8Vhttps://www.whereismytransport.com/case-study/integrating-the-informal-mapping-cape-towns-minibus-taxi-network/2017CompletedCape Town, South AfricaTopological MapWhereIsMyTransport is a South African public transport data and technology startup. In 2017 they launched Cape Town Taxi Project: in three weeks they collected data about every route, common stopping point, frequencies and fares of minibuses with their own technology.
By integrating formal transport data with informal transport data, WhereIsMyTransport aims to map all the transit infrastructures of Cape Town. All the data are available from their own API for everyone to implement transport app or to design maps.
WhereIsMyTransport designed a printable map with the data collected.
The WhereIsMyTransport printable map is a topological map which shows a schematic diagram of Minibusses routes and stops combined with formal transports stops.
Each route has a number and a colour, but this marker is not used in the actual transport network. It's not clear if lines with the same colour are related somehow. The map is divided into four tables. Table A shows the most active minibus routes, tables B C D show minibus routes of different areas.
WhereIsMyTransport API shows formal and informal transports stops on a map provided by Mapbox. All the other data are available as JSON file.
Web, PDFthree week workshop to collect informal transports data with tool developed by this studio

they use data from OpenStreetMap combined with https://www.graphhopper.com/ for the route planning
then the data are displayed digitally by using Mapbox
WhereIsMyTransport API
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Chadi Faraj
Jad Baaklini
Busmap.mehttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1BS8xrIQ4A6OeHJbyE0FjOTL48S5nPIDzhttp://busmap.me/2015OngoingBeirut, LebanonThematic MapThe Bus Map project is a grassroots initiative, started by Chadi Faraj and Jad Baaklini, which aims to map Lebanon formal and informal transport infrastructures. The data used to design the map were collected by ordinary citizens: the ultimate aim of this project is to create a community around the idea of collective mapping. This community should be able to keep the map up to date and to involve more and more people in this activity.
To collect the data app like Open GPS, Gaia GPS and Trails were employed, then the data are exported as GPX, KML and KMZ files and implemented in the map.
The Bus Map project implemented two kinds of maps. The web-based one is a thematic map of the city of Beirut showing the bus lines: every line has its own colour and number. The bus stops are not visible on this map, the timetables are not available since the busses are not running regularly, landmarks of Beirut are highlighted. For each bus line is available information about such as the fare, the duration and the distance of the whole journey.
The printable map is a topological map showing a schematic diagram of the bus lines, bus stops are included as well. Each bus line has its own colour and a number or name. On the map, there are instructions on how to use informal transports.
Web, PDFto collect the data app like Open GPS, Gaia GPS and Trails were employed
to display the data Google Maps is used
Data not Available (Grassroot Data Collection)
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Joaquín Romero de TejadaMapa dos Chapas Projecthttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1hOSzXzAbP_92HK0xq99telr_PvFr3GCThttps://chapasproject.wordpress.com/2013OngoingMaputo, MozambiqueTopological MapThe Chapas project was started in 2013 by Joaquín Romero de Tejada with the purpose of mapping informal transport infrastructures in Maputo. The data has been collected during fieldwork and is not available to be downloaded. Every year, since 2016, the map is updated. The Chapas Project map is a topological map showing a schematic diagram of the informal transport infrastructures. The bus lines are grouped by colour according to their starting point or route. Bus stops are highlighted and listed, with coordinates and other information. PDFdata collected with smartphone and then processed into a printable transit mapData not Available (Field Data Collection)https://wiki.lafabriquedesmobilites.fr/wiki/Mapa_dos_Chapas
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Jon SchubertLuanda’s Candongueiro Routeshttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1-s6WVZsKJM3XuLcJ2Bb7EM38ly107Yi4https://angolaenglish.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/luandas-candongueiro-routes/2011CompletedLuanda, AngolaTopological MapCandongueiros de Luanda is the outcome of a Development Workshop program in 2011. There isn't any information on how data was collected, it is not available as well.Candongueiros de Luanda map is a topological map showing a schematic diagram of buses routes. Every bus has its own colour. There isn't any bus stop or Luanda landmark on the map. PNGData not Available
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Ramani Huria,
Tanzania Open Data Initiative (TODI),
Ally
Dar es Salaam Dala Dalas mappinghttps://demo.door2door.io/dar-tracking-viz/2016OngoingDar es Salaam, TanzaniaThematic MapMapping Dala Dalas in Dar es Salaam is a collaboration between Dar Ramani Huria and Ally. This initiative aims to collect information on the informal transports infrastructures and layer them with data already collected by Dar Ramani Huria on the seasonal floodings in the city. The data are collected by members of the community equipped with tools like OpenMapKit and OpenDataKit. The data are then processed by Dar Ramani Huria and uploaded on OpenStreetMap. Ally helped to format the data on informal transport infrastructures. The data are available on Dar Ramani Huria website and on OpenStreetMap. There are three demo maps on the Ally website. Each map is based on the same Dar es Salaam thematic map and is showing different information. Two of these maps are showing Dala Dalas routes: the routes are all of the same colour, the information given is which are the most travelled streets by buses. One of these maps is static, the other one is animated, displaying Dala Dalas routes in an unclear sequence.
The third map shows the bus stops, for each of them is not specified which bus line stops there.
Webthe data are collected with tools like OpenMapKit and OpenDataKit
the data are then processed and uploaded on OpenStreetMap.
There are not information about the data
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OpenStreetMap community of Mali
overflorian - JungleBus founder (OpenStreetMap username)
saliousoft (OpenStreetMap username)
Transports au Malihttp://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/carte-des-arrets-de-bus-et-station-de-taxis-de-bam_243624#13/12.6185/-8.0043https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Transports_au_Mali2017OngoingBamako, MaliThematic MapThis mapping initiative was started by the JungleBus founder and the OpenStreetMap community of Mali. The project aims to map as much as possible Sotrama routes to give Bamako population better information on the informal transport infrastructures. The wiki doesn't describe how the data is collected. It can be assumed that the data collection is a grassroots collection done by OpenStreetMap users who then update the website. The data are available to be downloaded from OpenStreetMap. The map is a thematic map: Dala Dalas routes and stops are displayed on Bamako city map. The bus lines have different colours and names. It is not clear whether different bus lines have been grouped under the same colour and name according to some variables. Two different kinds of stops are displayed: bus stops and taxi stops.PNG, Webgrassroots collection done by OpenStreetMap users
uploaded by the collectors on OpenStreetMap
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JungleBus
AFD - French Development Agency
Transitec
OpenStreetMap community of Ghana
AccraMobile3http://junglebus.io/accra/#13/5.5781/-0.2432https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/AccraMobile32017CompletedAccra, GhanaThematic MapAccraMobile3 was an initiative that involved Accra Metropolitan Assembly, JungleBus, Agence Française du Développement, Transitec and OpenStreetMap community of Ghana. The collaboration lasted from July until September 2017, but it is continued by the OpenStreetMap community. The project aims to map all the routes of informal transport infrastructures in Accra. It is not described how the data are collected, but on the wiki of the project, there are instructions on how to format the data before uploading it on OpenStreetMap. All the data are accessible from the OpenStreetMap website.AccraMobile3 map is a thematic map of the city of Accra. On the map, all the Trotro lines are displayed at once and with the same colour. By selecting a specific route on the right panel, that bus line and its stops are highlighted in a different colour. There aren't any markers or name to distinguish routes and bus stops.PDF, Webgrassroots collection done by OpenStreetMap users
uploaded by the collectors on OpenStreetMap
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FIUwKXs3seuCDtZddTBwHN725Lh4VwPM
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