The Transit GIS Clearinghouse is hosting a free webinar entitled OpenTripPlanner (OTP) and its Deployment at TriMet on Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:00PM (EDT). This webinar will tell the story of the Portland Regional Trip Planner, the first fully open-source, multimodal trip itinerary planning application to be released by a U.S. transit agency.
Officially unveiled by TriMet in October 2011, the launch followed an unprecedented three-year partnership between the agency and the open-source software development community that established the OpenTripPlanner project, an international effort to create a comprehensive multimodal trip planning platform. OTP leverages emerging open data standards and sources such as OpenStreetMap the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), and the Portland experience offers an excellent case study in how an agency can help drive open data innovation.
The webinar will be led by David Emory and Kevin Webb of OpenPlans, a non-profit technology organization that helped facilitate the partnership between TriMet and the open source community, and Bibiana McHugh, IT Manager of Geographic Information Systems and Location-Based Services for TriMet. Connection Information