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We started data exhibition of bus information (the whole country's first for the metropolis and districts)

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October 9, 2018

Department of Regional Exchange Shinkansen & Regional Transport Division
Person in charge Maeyama, Ichimaru 

Extension number 1456 direct communication 0952-25-7525

E-mail:

shinkansen-chiikikoutsuu@pref.saga.lg.jp

 

We started data exhibition of bus information (the whole country's first for the metropolis and districts)

 We advanced becoming by open data of bus information in cooperation with Saga University (Associate Professor whole school education mechanism Mitsuhiro Takasaki), but, in Saga, started exhibition as "standard bus information format" by data such as bus timetables as part of utilization promotion of public transport. This becomes the whole country's first example as similar project that the metropolis and districts lead.
 In addition, to exhibition of bus information, we have utilization of bus information opening data of Saga wrestle under the theme of "public transport" in event "Urban data challenge 2018 in Saga" that it is hosted by the group in cooperation with "Code for Saga" which is volunteer group utilizing open data for local problem solution.
 In addition, we will decide to utilize these open data for course searches such as Google Maps in future.


 

Open data of 1 bus information about becoming

 (1) Summary
   Data offer to course searches such as Google Maps becomes easy by gathering data such as timetables of prefecture bus company in form of "standard bus information format", and adding information such as routes, and doing publicly (positional information of bus is released in international common form called GTFS real time about proprietor introducing bus location system) and plans that we contribute to creation of new service by venture company or individual.
 (2) Public bus company
  ・Saga-shi Traffic Bureau
  ・*toku bus
※We are released sequentially as soon as we are ready for data about other bus companies (except Nishitetsu bus).
 (3) Contents of data
  ・Static data such as timetables in conformity with "standard bus information format" (March, 2017 Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism development)
  ・Dynamic data (only in the bus location system introduction company) such as positional information of bus by GTFS real-time form
 (4) Public page URL
  http://opendata.sagabus.info/
 (5) Use restrictions
   Credit is available regardless of use purpose freely as far as we display.
   For more details, it depends on indication 4.0 international (we point to use of copyright consent condition provided by https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.ja.) of creative Commons license.

   ※"Standard bus information format" is common form that the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism established on the basis of GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) used for delivery of information of public transport widely abroad for bus information expansion in course searches such as the Internet.

   [reference] Page of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism "approach for improvement of course search"
    http://www.mlit.go.jp/sogoseisaku/transport/sosei_transport_tk_000067.html
   ※GTFS real time is international specification that was established to offer the real-time latest information about service vehicles of means of transportation to course search company and developer.

 

About 2 "Urban data challenge 2018 in Saga"

(1) Summary
   Through the first kickoff event, the second aideason (workshop of getting out idea), three times of events of the third hakkason (workshop with idea as forms such as application) in total, we think about public transport of Saga and make prototype of new service.
(2) Date (the first)
   Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 13:30 to 16:30 (13:00 acceptance start)
(3) Place
   Saga University creative learning center (general study Building No. 1)
(4) Application method
  Apply from application for page (https://code4saga.org/archives/676) of Code for Saga "Urban data challenge 2018 in Saga" form.
  In addition, as for the second, the third schedule, it is as follows (place undecided).
 ・The second (aideason) afternoon of Saturday, November 17, 2018
 ・The third (hakkason) Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9th Sunday

 

   [reference] Code for Saga homepage
    https://code4saga.org/

 

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1-1-59, Jonai, Saga-shi
Tel: 0952-24-2111 (main)
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