In cities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), public transport serves an essential role, connecting people with employment, commerce, leisure, and each other. However, public transport networks in LAC cities, both formal and informal, can lack detailed information about routes and schedules, leaving users to rely on word of mouth to know what routes can take them … [Read more...] about DATUM: facilitating community collection and public use of urban mobility data in the Americas
About Edgar Lemus
Edgar is a map-maker and civic technologist with a background in Environmental Science, Policy and Management. At the IDB, he explores strategies in public service innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Particularly, through the deployment of open software for geostatistical analysis to improve the technical capacities of local governments, bridge the geographic data gap in the region, and build climate change resiliency.