OHGO- ODOT's new real time travel website
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January 15, 2013 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #95385
Really cool real time travel website from ODOT. More options than Google maps traffic option.
Only real downside right now is, NO-GO to OHGO mobile app. Not saying you should look at real time traffic while you drive, but are you really going to go to OHGO website right before you get on the interstate? Probably not. Also what do you do if conditions change/get worst? It’s not like you can get out your laptop while driving.
Overall, cool website but make a mobile OHGO app and ODOT’s got them selves something really cool.January 15, 2013 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm #529965
Correction * “The new site, Wray said, is a better fit for mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones, Wray said. “
Actually another downside now that I come to think of it is, lets say your stuck in grid lock traffic on I-270 and Route 3 headed east. Let’s even say that they have a mobile app/ or website that you can access on your phone. The OHGO wouldn’t help at all to navigate through traffic because it only shows major highways. So if I wanted to get to Easton and I got off at Route 3 headed south, I wouldn’t know if Roue 3 was congested as well.
To be fair their just so much ODOT can do. I wonder if they would be open to incorporating local city camera/ traffic details on side roads?January 15, 2013 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #529966
I have been looking for a real time travel website for a long time. All this Doctor Who has gotten to me.
Plus there are a few things I would really like to clue my younger self in on…January 15, 2013 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #529967
FYI: OhGo support desktop, tables and smart phones.
I didn’t do the development for OhGo, it was farmed out to a local dev/design shop, but I am a contractor currently working on the BuckeyeTraffic/OhGo project at ODOT and did help with testing. We did a lot of testing to make sure OhGo would work on android, iphone and even blackberry smart phones, android & apple tables and cross browser support on desktops.
P.S. If anyone runs into any issues/bugs let us know so we can get them fixed. There is a OHGO subject option on the [url=http://www.dot.state.oh.us/feedback/Pages/feedback.aspx#general]ODOT Feedback[/url] page where you can submit any issues!January 17, 2013 2:27 am at 2:27 am #529968
Does ODOT talk about this site during their distracted driver simulations? HA!
[i]ODOT Distracted Drive Tour
January 18 – 25
Ohio Statehouse, Map Room
Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to test their skills with a distracted driver simulator, which features computer-generated simulation of texting while driving. This event is no cost and open to the public. http://www.ohiostatehouse.org [/i]
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