Data Viz Meetup - Talk and Networking

jeu. 29 novembre à 00:00

Fuseau horaire : Paris (GMT+01:00)

Klipfolio
Ottawa
Canada
Ottawa

Talk title: Small efforts add up to big data: How Bike Ottawa is putting cycling on the map Agenda:

• 6:00 - Pizza, Beer, and Networking

• 6:30 - Community Announcements

• 6:35 - Talk - Small efforts add up to big data: How Bike Ottawa is putting cycling on the map By Heather Shearer

• 7:30 - End of presentation and wrap up Talk description:

Cyclists face unique challenges: bike lanes that end, lack of wayfinding signage, and routes that aren’t plowed. A bike is nimble and lightweight, which opens up route options that aren't available to drivers, but also relatively slow and completely vulnerable, which means that other roads are basically off-limits. This presents a need for road network information that is rather unique. Who better to build that map than cyclists themselves. Chances are, if you bike, you know a shortcut. You know which paths get flooded, and which roads are full of potholes. Cyclists know their communities very well. Bike Ottawa is using the power of crowd-sourcing to undertake an ambitious multi-year mapping adventure. Two years ago, Bike Ottawa challenged our community to ride with Strava to gather GPS data on mundane utility trips. Over 800 people have joined the effort, showing which current routes are popular in Ottawa. But, what's here now is not our main focus: Bike Ottawa advocates for improving cycling routes across the city. We’re now on a Mapillary mission to take street-level photographs of all bike infrastructure in our vast city, and are approaching 1 million photos, with artificial intelligence identifying objects and signs. We’ve established a data working group, are using Ottawa’s open data resources, and have partnered with the local Open Street Map community to thoroughly tag the map with all the characteristics that matter to cyclists. A map functions as an integrated database, which can be queried to identify high-stress roads, to identify whether a school is served by safe routes from all directions, or to build apps to find a water fountain or to plan a route in winter. In this talk, we'll show you how Bike Ottawa used the Open Street Map platform to build a level of traffic stress map, and then used that map to help people plan low-stress routes. We'll also talk about some of the ideas that are on the horizon for us. The possibilities are as open as the data. View our maps at https://maps.bikeottawa.ca Speaker Bio:

Heather Shearer is the President of Bike Ottawa, one of Canada's longest-running cycling advocacy organizations (since 1984). Bike Ottawa's belief is that everyone can ride a bike, and they want to see communities built in a way that makes that vision a reality. Bike Ottawa was an organizing force behind the implementation of Ontario’s first downtown segregated bike lane in 2011, which involved a lot of volunteer-led data gathering work of counting parking spots and studying road usage, culminating in a hard-fought city hall marathon. Times have changed in Ottawa, and it is now the number of protected lanes that is hard to count. Heather is carrying on the work of her predecessors to make Ottawa the cycling capital of Canada. One of the main projects she is excited about is an effort to map all of Ottawa’s cycling infrastructure, which will help identify gaps in the connectivity of this growing network. She chairs Bike Ottawa's Data Group. If you want to connect with Heather via social media, you can find her @heatshear on twitter. Parking Information: * World Exchange Plaza parking -45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa Parking Lot #9 ($2.50 per ½ hour to a max of $5.00 (6:00pm-6:00am))

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Source: https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/OttawaDataVisualization/events/256180058/


Klipfolio
Ottawa
Canada

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