SEARCH OUR OPEN DATASETS
The Smart Columbus Operating System features an Open Data Platform, which provides
anytime access to the city’s latest mobility data.
We challenge and encourage you to use our data to solve mobility challenges in innovative ways.
Our Data Stories provide examples of how our open data can be used to solve mobility problems.
STREAMING DATA FEED SHOWS RIDERS WHERE THEIR BUS IS IN REAL-TIME
The Central Ohio Transit Authority is the region's public transportation leader, with nearly 19 million passenger trips in 2017. For many residents, the COTA bus is their ride to work, to school, to the doctor or to the grocery store. COTA was named Outstanding Public Transportation System among midsize agencies in 2018 by the American Public Transportation Association. Innovation was one of the qualities that earned it this distinction, and technology played no small role.
DEVELOPERS NEEDED TO FILL AN "APP GAP"
We all praise the GPS apps that help us get around, but there is no current resource that tells drivers if the vehicle they’re operating is too tall for the upcoming bridge. As a truck, bus driver or fleet operator, this is pertinent information that is currently lacking while navigating our streets.
DATA FEED CAN HELP TRUCKERS FIND SAFE SPOT TO REST
The commercial trucking industry is considered the lifeblood of our economy, moving more than 10.5 billion tons of freight in the U.S. each year. Trucks dominate freight movements because they can reach nearly any destination.