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Moovit to provide public transit data for Microsoft Azure Maps

Posted on November 6, 2018

Moovit will integrate its public transit information to Microsoft's Azure Maps. Image: Moovit
Moovit will integrate its public transit information to Microsoft's Azure Maps. Image: Moovit

Moovit, a mobility data and analytics company and transit app, announced it will integrate its public transit information to Azure Maps to help developers build richer apps for billions of commuters around the world.

As part of the collaboration, Moovit will run its public transit data and services APIs on Microsoft Azure and will gradually migrate its other products to Microsoft Azure. Microsoft can also integrate Moovit’s public transit data in its first party applications and services. For instance, Azure Maps could provide proactive notification by Microsoft Cortana about a person’s commute by providing real-time transit information.

Moovit is an early pioneer of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and the developer of a free public transit app with more than 300 million registered users in over 2,600 cities in 85 countries. Moovit amasses four billion anonymous data points a day to add to the world’s largest repository of transit data. The data gathering is aided by Moovit’s network of more than 450,000 local editors called “Mooviters.” These passionate users help map and maintain local transit information in cities that would otherwise be unserved.

Azure Maps is a simple and secure set of location APIs providing geospatial context to data through maps, search, routing, traffic and time zone capabilities that integrate seamlessly with other Azure tools and services. Microsoft Azure will integrate Moovit’s transit API data and services to provide Azure customers some of the most accurate public transit data in the world.

Integrating Moovit’s transit data into Azure Maps will help developers build richer apps using public transit. Information provided will include A-to-B trip planning, nearby stations, stops and lines with multimodal options. Transit line information like scheduled and real-time transit arrivals, list of stops and route guides will also be included, as well as detailed and multimodal step-by-step itineraries, service alerts and transit maps.

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