DigitalTransport4Africa Meetup, Paris- 2 mins
Day 0: Nathalie and I finding our way to the nearest KFC
This meetup also saw the launch of the Beta version of the DigitalTransport4Africa Resource Center: which contains data, information and tools used to accomplish paratransit mapping projects in Africa and around the world.
We had a day of Open event for everyone with presentations, interactions and networking around Open Transport at Le Square. GTFS was much higlighted as we are talking about transportation. Interested in GTFS? Here is a comprehensive MOOC from the World Bank - Introduction to the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and Informal Transit System Mapping (Self-Paced)
Knowing that this was my first time in Europe and Paris, I had the opportunity to move around a bit. I loved the connectivity of sidewalks in Paris. Thanks to the awesome OpenStreetMap community in France, my self and colleague enthusiasts had no difficulty moving around. It was also a great time to put face to somr OSM usernames from Paris I have known remotely.
OSM team preparing next projects of transport mapping in West Africa pic.twitter.com/r335gkcRzF— Antoine Chevre (@AC2N1) 15 novembre 2018
I very much admire how easy it is to walk around in Paris. Yes I walked from my around Gare de Lyon to Notre Dame then to Eiffel Tower with Mr. Randy :)
Cheers! Am not good at selfies!
We visited Kisio Digital roof top
En route to visit Jean-Marc, first time riding a metro :D
When we got lost on a freezing morning.
Merci à @Honorable_Nath pour cette Belle rencontre avec @liotier et @Enock4seth mon voisin d'à côté que je connaissais que sur Twitter. "je m'attendais à voir 1 grand monsieur mais j'étais surprise de voir que c'était une copie de @ndongamadu et @AKEAmazan 😊😎" pic.twitter.com/ngsl4BIOxw— AIMEE SAMA (@aimee_sama) 17 novembre 2018
Thank you to Agence Francaise de Developpemnent for the invitation and all DigitalTransport4Africa partners for organizing this meet up.