Building a map-based transit planner for the tro-tro system in Accra

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2017-04
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Abbeyquaye, Andrew
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Technology has been a useful tool in the way we transcend our limitations as human beings. In the transport sector, we have seen remarkable improvements such as the variety of modes through which we travel as well as the applications that make planning our journey more easy and effective. Transit planning applications have been used in developing countries to make sense of their transportation systems and to help people travel in more effective ways. However, most of these applications have limited coverage or reduced functionality when used in developing countries such as Ghana since the data these functions depend on are usually inexistent. In this project, a transit planning application is implemented to make use of tro-tro data to help users obtain a travel itinerary for their journeys within Accra while minimizing travel distance and time.
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Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, April 2017
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Accra, transit planning, trotros, application, Google Maps
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