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NY Adds 100 Transportation Data Sets to Open.NY.gov



NY Adds 100 Transportation Data Sets to Open.ny.gov

July 26, 2013 By

New York has expanded its statewide open data initiative with the addition of more than 100 new data sets, maps and charts to Open.NY.gov -- an addition that could help developers create new apps for traveling more efficiently in the state.

The site officially launched in March, and when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this change on Wednesday, July 24, he noted it will continue to receive further updates as additional data sets become available.

The newly published transportation data comes from state agencies such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. The data sets provide information on the New York City subway entrances and exits, which also includes division, line, station name and location.

“This information provides a detailed resource that New Yorkers, researchers and businesses can use to study the state’s transportation networks and agencies,” Cuomo said in a statement.

And developers can harness this type of data for creating mobile applications that help guide subway riders find where the station entrances and exits are based off their physical location identified on their smartphone, said New York Chief Data Officer Barbara Cohn. With real-time mapping, riders might have an easier time navigating the multiple entrances and exits in a subway station. 

Other data sets now available on Open.NY.gov include the New York State Canal System Boat Launches Map, which shows existing segments the NYS Canalway Trail and locations of canal system boat launches.


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