Yatayat (“transportation”) was the project I led at the Monsoon Collective. Leveraging the OpenStreetMap project’s data store, we created a website to display the information and plan trips from stop A to B, an API to query the information easily, as well as prototype Android and SMS applications to help guide people in their journeys across the city.
The route data was collected via interviews of transportation operations and GPS logging. Bus route information and the trip-planning website continue to be maintained, with support from new collaborators: OSM volunteers and students from Kathmandu University’s Geomatics Engineering department. KU Geomatics is planning to integrate Yatayat into yearly internships for its students.