On 19 November 2015 Antwerp pilot carried out its first usability test of the Antwerp Bike App. The app uses crowd-sourced information to report road problems, such as potholes, to the relevant authorities. Other useful information collected by the app, such as most popular routes and speed, can also be used by the municipality for further analysis and planning.
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 18-19 November 2015 OTN partners Lieven Raes from CORVE and Ari Apteker from the City of Antwerp attended Manage IT conference where they presented the project to an audience of ICT professionals from Europe and beyond.
On 17-19 November OTN partners from Issy-les-Moulineaux were in Barcelona for Smart City Expo World Congress, a worldwide event that attracts many different stakeholders, from companies to municipalities, keen to explore and present the latest innovative solutions for contemporary cities. At the World Congress Issy could be found in the French Pavilion where a dozen of other French cities involved in Smart City projects were present.
OTN partner Issy Media is proud to be among the key opinion formers who influenced Paris Region Transport Agency's (STIF's) decision to launch its first Open Data portal in early November 2015. Almost 30 datasets for public transport lines, stops, stations and timetables were made available to the public on the day STIF's portal was launched, with many more to be added in due course.