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.

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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.

The Yatayat website.