What if you could watch every single TriMet vehicle at the same time? Seeing the migratory patterns of vehicles as they traverse around town. Well, thanks to Eugene’s Moonshadow and their DB4IoT, you can. But you don’t have to watch in real time. They’ve captured 24 hour of activity and have compressed it to three minutes. Read More
You probably already knew that you could get TriMet bus and MAX fares on your mobile phone, thanks to Portland startup GlobeSherpa. Now, Portland Streetcar is offering mobile tickets as well. (Also powered by GlobeSherpa.) Meaning, your ticket to get anywhere in town on public transit? It’s your phone. Read More
Portland’s GlobeSherpa will be adding another ticket to its portfolio, this summer. According to Joseph Rose over at The Oregonian, Portland Streetcar will be giving GlobeSherpa the chance to provide mobile tickets for passengers. Read More
If you carry a smart phone, struggling with TriMet ticket machines could be a thing of the past. The Oregonian was on hand when Portland startup GlobeSherpa debuted their mobile-phone-based ticketing system. Read More
Google likes it some Portland. Apparently we have a test market that they like. And as such, they tend to test drive products here before they try them anywhere else.
Well, and this time, it doesn’t hurt that we’re home to one of the leading resources for open transit data. That’s why Google and TriMet have teamed up to provide real-time updates on transit via Google Maps. Read More
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. Read More
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Portland likes the geogeeking. And whether it’s mobile, Geode, or good-old mapping, there’s no better place for getting your fill of geolocation and geography goodness than WhereCamp PDX.