Deadline: 2019-11-15 Award: ¥2,000,000 Open to: Everyone*
The Association for Open Data of Public Transportation has promoted the openness of public transportation data with an aim to make public transportation in Tokyo, which is said to be the world's most complicated, easier for all people, including foreign visitors, people with disabilities, and elderly to navigate.
The 3rd Open Data Challenge for Public Transportation in Tokyo will publish richer data regarding the major public transportation operators of the Tokyo metropolitan area than in the past contests. The published data will include intra-station map, facility information, data for pedestrian space, and the information about Bluetooth Low Energy beacons placed in public spaces.
Anticipating the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020, we call for apps and ideas that will make it easy for first time visitors to Tokyo, who have different characteristics, to use the public transportation there to reach their destinations.