Long-Term Plan to Link All Gauteng Metros By Rail On the Cards
The Gautrain Agency responsible for Gautrain operations is looking to expand and connect all of Gauteng's metros, the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development and the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations heard on Wednesday. Gautrain Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jack van der Merwe, told the Committee that there is a plan to expand operations in the future to link all of Johannesburg. Click here to read more: allafrica.com/stories/201609011014.html
Data Workshop Looks At Data Processes To Close Business Gaps
Geospatial data company AfriGIS’s second quarter Data and Spatial Workshop in June 2016 looked at monitoring and reporting as the final elements in a spatial information strategy framework. Previous elements in the series included data, hardware, software and other aspects.
With data being its central focus, AfriGIS’s Christopher Ueckermann highlighted additions and updates to the company’s own datasets. Ueckermann also explained that the confidence level of data entries is updated at each round, which denotes their accuracy.
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GOMETRO has Big Plans for City Commuters
GoMetro has been doing some fantastic work over the last couple of years providing South African commuters with regular updates on public transport. It provides service updates and route information to Metrorail, Golden Arrow buses, MyCiTi buses in Cape Town, Gauteng Rapid Rail and Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya buses. To tack on to that, it also provides live traffic information for road users.
Recently, GoMetro unveiled its latest offering: the Flexible Mobility Platform. Essentially it combines everything GoMetro has to offer into one, giving commuters and businesses a one-stop opportunity to organise their inner-city travel. To read more: www.htxt.co.za/2016/09/02/gometro-big-plans-commute-cities/
Collecting Accurate and Standardised Data
Collecting accurate, standardised data is one of the main challenges in further developing public transport – especially in rapidly developing countries and urban areas. This information is often an essential factor in improving and planning new services and infrastructure.
In order to get a better idea of this unique challenge and the possible solutions, we spoke to Devin de Vries, co-founder of WhereIsMyTransport, a company in Cape Town, South Africa that is specialised in public transport data. To read more: