With cash prizes and camaraderie, techologists and designers will come together this weekend to help visualize some of the area’s messiest data: Transportation information provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
The weekend transportation hackathon, hosted by MassTech, hack/reduce, Mass Big Data, and MassDOT, will focus four core data sets:
— Real-time traffic speed data gathered across I-90, 93, and Rt. 3.
— Real-time traffic volume data along the same corridors.
— Accident and construction data along major Massachusetts roadways.
— Commuter rail data including arrival and departure times, ridership load counts, and fare data.
A lot of people have done great things with MBTA’s plentiful (sans Green Line) data (I’m now a die-hard ProximiT user), but I haven’t seen as much done these other data sets. Good to see their getting some love.