Who am I?

My name is Pedro Camargo, and I am a Transportation Scientist.

I am currently involved in work with a London-based startup, in research with a large US National Laboratory and in general independent consultancy. My favorite activity, however, is the development of Open Source Software.

These days I’m interested in Software Development, Operations Research, the use of passive datasets (e.g. GPS, LBS), discrete choice econometrics, and GIS.

I have previously held the position of Principal Model Developer with Veitch Lister Consulting (Australia),  and Transportation Engineer with the Maricopa Association of Governments (the Phoenix Metropolitan Planning Organization, Arizona USA).

Before I moved to the US for my Ph.D., I also worked for a consultancy company in transportation modeling and on the strategic planning of the transportation department of a very large mining company.

The content and opinions on this website are always my own.

More here. Or just send me an e-mail at c @ margo.co

What is my background?

I am a Civil engineer with a Master’s degree in Transportation and Operations Research  (both from the University of São Paulo, Brazil) and a Ph.D. in Transportation Sciences from the University of California Irvine.

What is this all about?

A website with tips and tools for using GIS, Python, MS Excel (hopefully nothing further on xl), and some proprietary modeling packages in the transportation modeling field.


Because I don’t see people sharing tools for transportation planning on the internet, and we should not be re-inventing the wheel all the time.

So what?

I’ll post:

  • Results of interesting analysis I have done in my research along with the tools/code used to do them;
  • Scripts and tools were written and Python and Cython;
  • Geodatabases and QGIS projects related to transportation;
  • model implementation ideas in TransCAD, Emme, Cube, and other platforms I get my hands on, along with Scripts written in their respective scripting languages;
  • Anything else related to transportation.

And what NOT?

Free individual technical support. I have been receiving a LOT of requests for free support in AequilibraE and TransCad (the latter is becoming rarer, thankfully)). If you have a question about one particular software, please send it to the user’s list and I’ll probably respond, as well as many other experienced users will. That would benefit a much larger pool of people.

You can join the AequilibraE Google Groups HERE.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Some truly wonderful content on this web site , appreciate it for contribution.

  2. You will be remembered as the Richard Stallman of transportation engineering. I greatly admire your work.

  3. Hey Pedro,

    Came across your blog while I was reading up on using spatialite with python.

    Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to write the blog. This was very helpful to me and as someone that is just now starting to get familiar with these tools (and the field of geospatial data analytics) it is nice to see others who have been working in related fields.

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