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Twin Cities OMG Transit Provides Maps for Mobile Travelers

Matt Ball on April 27, 2014 - in Transportation

The mighty Apple has famously stumbled when trying to compete with Google in Web mapping, but developers at tiny OMG Transit won’t let this intimidate them. The Twin Cities-based tech startup’s tongue-in-cheek goal is “to take over the world.”

For now, OMG Transit is thinking locally, here and a handful of other cities. And it has narrow goals — to provide mobile-device users with info on nearby bus, light-rail, car-sharing and bicycle-sharing options via a Web interface or downloadable app.

This, OMG Transit says, one-ups the Google Maps mobile app, which does provide bus and light-rail information, but not car-sharing and bike-sharing information.

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About Matt Ball

Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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