UK Department for Transport case study

Bus Open Data Service (BODS) and Analyse Bus Open Data (ABOD) The Bus Open Data Service (BODS) is an ambitious project by the UK Department for Transport, that aims to make public transit data openly available. BODS provides open access to the schedule, real-time vehicle position and fares data for all approximately 26,500 buses in […]

#TransitVizThursday – Transit Data Visualisations

Earlier this year, Craig Taylor, our expert in data visualisation, launched a mini campaign showcasing some of his data animation projects at Ito. The visualisations below are all examples of creatively deriving insight from complex transit data and descriptions taken directly from his social posts. #TransitVizThursday: Where does your bus fill or empty? #TransitVizThursday: โšก […]

#BODSisBeautiful – Data Stories

Here at Ito we spend a lot of time looking at bus data and wanted to create a set of visualisations that looked at interesting narrative threads. We decided to produce a trilogy of visualisations, episodic in nature, all looking at various elements of bus travel in the UK.ย  The data was sourced from The […]

#BODSisBeautiful City Visualisations

The #BODSisbeautiful series of visualisations is all about making people aware of the incredible volume of data within The Bus Open Data Service (BODS). Itโ€™s also about showing how data visualisation and geo-animation can be used to help understand public transport. This series of data-animations turn SIRI-VM feeds into beautiful, slightly abstract, depictions of mobility […]

An Introduction to the Bus Open Data Service (BODS)

Ito World has been working with the Department for Transport and KPMG on the Bus Open Data Service (BODS) since 2018. Following the successful launch of BODS in 2019, the service continues to evolve โ€“ most recently with the addition of an extension Analyse Bus Open Data (ABOD) service launched in 2020. A world-leading transit […]