1st March 2011

Transport ideas invited to GeoVation Camp


Thank you for the 155 great ideas submitted for our second GeoVation Challenge of the year: Geovation How-can-we-improve-transport-in-Britain?How can we improve transport in Britain? We were delighted at the quality and scope of the ideas of how you could use geography to improve transport.

A short-list of ideas (below) has now been chosen by the GeoVation judging panel and teams have been invited to develop their ideas at GeoVation Camp, 25 – 27 March, at Ordnance Survey’s new head office in Southampton.

Real time parcel routing and tracking

Provide real time bus locations on mobile telephones

Where is my bus/train?

PTP 2.0: Ask what people want and then provide options

UNO Map! analysing catchment gaps and increasing bus information and use

Creating a Mobile Version of FixMyTransport

Our Meeting Point

Transport Game, but using automated travel mode detection

TravelOnTime: Public, empirical lateness data for trains

Improving transport through user experiences

Where Can I Go

Hard to find

The Electric Bike Project for 16 year olds

Unlocking council transport data for everyone


Finding the gaps in cycling/walking networks

‘Helping campaigners campaign’ – bid from CycleStreets

Fast response lift sharing scheme using mobile media

London Cycle Map Campaign


A mobile app to trade your personal carbon and be rewarded

Route to commute / route sharing application

Transport Gaming

Transport Gaming II

Open source map of accessible destinations for people with limited mobility

Matching transport demand and supply better

Train+Bike Planner for Sports Events

Find and share a cab

The panel identified that a number of ideas were similar and have invited some ideas owners to form groups to develop their ideas at Camp.

Congratulations to those who have been short-listed and thanks to all who have registered for the challenge, posted ideas and comments.

Whether you were short-listed or not, if you’ve got experience or knowledge to help flesh out the ideas then come along and be part of it, by registering for a place at GeoVation Camp . The most exciting ideas will be chosen to go forward to pitch for a slice of £150,000 in innovation funding from Ideas in Transit (and also up to £10,000 for best use of OS OpenData) at the GeoVation Showcase at Ordnance Survey on 4 May.