ICT for Transport
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ICT for Transport

Opportunities and Threats

Edited by Nikolas Thomopoulos, Mosche Givoni and Piet Rietveld

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are rapidly evolving and taking centre stage in everyday life in the 21st century alongside the increasing importance and value of information. This is particularly evident in the transport sector where ICT is greatly influencing our mobility and travel choices as well as travel experiences. With this background, this book provides evidence regarding the opportunities, threats, underlying principles and practical issues faced when deploying ICT for transport applications. By focusing on infrastructure, people and processes, the contributors to this book illustrate the challenges for academics, practitioners and policy makers alike through diverse case studies from across the world.
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Chapter 6: Enhancing transport through open geospatial data and crowdsourcing

Qiyang Xu and Elizabeth Dodds


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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