Students in the Geography Department of Harokopio University in Athens worked with Moovit in March, learning how to use the Moovit Editor to map various Greek islands before Summer 2017 so tourists and locals alike could benefit from using public transit to explore the islands. They were able to map the following islands on the Moovit app: Santorini, Mykonos, Kos, Rhodes, Zakynthos, Amorgos. This is an ongoing project and over 50 students have signed up to be part of the project.
Assistant Professor Stamatis Kalogirou, Department of Geography, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece, said, “Our collaboration with Moovit offers a great opportunity for our students to engage with a real-world project, to experience various roles as part of a team, and to face the challenges of data collection and digitization in Greece. The geocoding of bus stops and routes in high touristic islands (such as Santorini and Rhodes) is a contribution of our students to the local communities and will help in the improvement of the quality of tourism. The latter is vital for the Greek economy, especially this summer.”