ITO World to host ‘Open data and the transport revolution’

Technology firm ITO World, has announced it will be hosting a fringe event, ‘Open Data and the transport revolution’, at this year’s Labour Party conference on Tuesday, October 2.

ITO World, which is exhibiting at the conference, is an expert in the collection, management and presentation of complex transport data. It has used open data sets released by government to produce innovative new products and provide analysis of transportation trends.

The event, which will take place in the Blu Radisson Hotel, Manchester, will be presented by Peter Miller, co-founder and CEO of ITO World, who was recently invited to speak at the OECD’s annual International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany.

He said: “Developments in open data present many exciting opportunities for transport decision makers and this [event] will be an opportunity to learn why these developments are significant and how they can be used to improve use of public transport, for example through better information or sustainable transport planning.”

ITO World has worked on a number of projects for the Department for Transport and local authorities and its commercial clients include Google and the World Bank. One of its products is ITO Go! a web-based solution which has automated the production of bus timetable information for local authorities and bus operators providing clear, quality posters at faster speed and lower cost. Norfolk County Council successfully trialled the system before it was rolled out (PT025).

ITO World also had a pivotal role in developing and operating a data processing system for Google Maps which has helped commuters and tourists using London Underground to avoid public transport delays. Its system converts real-time information feeds about problems on the underground (provided by Transport for London) into the required format for display on Google Maps.

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