October 6th, 2010
TriMet: Extolling the virtues of open data in the Portland, Oregon, transit system
Here in Portland, we’re all about the open data. It’s all about sharing what’s available with the hopes that someone else may be able to do something useful with it, transforming it from pure data into useful information.
One of the earliest proponents of sharing data here in town was TriMet, our public transit system. And now Good has given us the opportunity to hear from some of the people who champion that open data mindset, every day.
This is just one way the City of Portland is promoting the use of open data. But I bet there’s going to be some chatter about other ways to use open data at GOSCON.