On 9-10 September 2016 OTN was showcased to local residents at the Issy-based Digital Space event. Matteo Satta from Issy Media was there to man the stand and answer passers-by's questions the project. While at the stand Matteo also invited all those who showed interest to test the Hub and 'This Way,' play with available tools, check out available map compositions, create their own maps and leave feedback. You can also become an OTN tester and help us improve our solution.
Put Your City on the Map!
OpenTransportNet is an exciting new project designed to revolutionise the way transport related services are created across Europe. By bringing together open geo-spatial data within City Data Hubs and enabling it to be viewed in new easy to understand ways, OpenTransportNet will enable:
- Anyone to have fun with data, by viewing data mash-up's in maps and graphs and be able to use and embed these maps in their own websites
- Public Sector users to gain insights from linking and visualising different data sets and be able to make better public service decisions based on the findings
- Businesses and entrepreneurs to use the data to enhance existing services and build new transport-related services
- The wider open community to benefit from the project outputs and findings to advance geospatial data standards such as INSPIRE
OpenTransportNet is currently in a development phase. The Consortium supports an open innovation culture and as such would love to hear from anyone interested in supporting our aims in any way.
On 19-20 September 2016 OTN partners Jiri Bouchal (IS-Practice), Hugo Herschot (also ISP), Eric Legale (Issy Media) and Susie Ruston (21c Consultancy) travelled to Eindhoven (NL) to participate in yet another edition of Global Forum 2016, an annual gathering of experts from different countries, continents and policy fields.
On Friday 16 September 2016 Jiri Bouchal (IS-Practice), Jan Martolos (EDIP) and Karel Jedlička (UWB) paid a visit to Pilsen municipality (CZ) where they showed advanced visualisation of Pilsen traffic volumes to the city’s IT department.
OTN is proud to support INSPIRE 2016 conference with a number of workshops focusing on volunteered georgaphic information (VGI) and citizen science. These hackathon-style events aim to create a common space where people interested in VGI and citizen science can come together and use the results/tools of different projects, including SDI4Apps and FOODIE, to generate new ideas and services.
On 13-15 July 2016 OTN participated in MedHackathon event that was organised by the European Regional Framework for Co-operation and the Computer Engineering & Informatics Department (CEID) of the University of Patras. The Patras-based event comprised a conference and a hackathon and had as its main focus Open Data and its potential to facilitate the creation of new ideas, projects and services.