Opportunities and Threats
NECTAR Series on Transportation and Communications Networks Research
Edited by Nikolas Thomopoulos, Mosche Givoni and Piet Rietveld
Chapter 6: Enhancing transport through open geospatial data and crowdsourcing
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an increasingly crucial role in various sectors, particularly transport due to increased mobility patterns globally. This chapter explores how open geospatial data and crowdsourcing can support ICT-enabled innovations for transport in a global context with emphasis on developing countries. Section 2 provides an overview of open data and crowdsourcing applications, which have helped to capture, document and share transport information in innovative and efficient ways. Section 3 discusses challenges related to the application of ICTs to transport initiatives and the chapter ends with recommendations for future work in section 4.
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