Apps & Maps

Activate data to take action and make decisions

Check out the apps, dashboards and maps that leverage streaming and static data from the Smart Columbus Operating System to inform analysis and decision-making.

These applications of open data help serve the needs of public agencies, researchers and entrepreneurs and assist health, human services organizations and other agencies provide more effective services to their clients. They help inform data-driven decision-making or give access to services that drive equity in our community.

Furthermore, we’ll be better able to measure the performance of intelligent transportation systems and quantify the impact of the Smart Columbus grant initiatives.

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SCOS DataStory StarCircle Blue USING DATA TO OPTIMIZE CITY PARKING

Urban drivers know the headache: circling several blocks looking for an available parking meter; digging for change to feed the meter; then finding an orange ticket on the windshield after an appointment ran a few minutes longer than expected.

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SCOS DataStory StarCircle Blue 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.