A team of two from the University of West Bohemia (Jan Jezek and Frantisek Kolovsky) won the third place in a GIS Cup that was held in Seattle, Washington, US, on 3-6 November 2015 as part of 23rd International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015).
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.
OTN partners from the University of West Bohemia and HSRS, in cooperation with SDI4Apps and FOODIE, created a harmonized dataset – OpenTransportMap – that allows users to compare road networks in different European locations.
On 16-17 November 2015 Pavel Kogut (21c Consultancy) travelled to Luxembourg for European Data Forum. EDF is an annual event where industry professionals, researchers, policy makers and members of the community initiatives can come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of Open, Linked, Big and other types of data in Europe.
Identified by the European Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Technology as one of the 15 European cities part of a Smart City strategy, Issy was invited by Leshan (China) to support it.
Over 400 public sector leaders and visionaries gathered in Leicester, UK, on 19-20 October 2015 to discuss how technology can enable new forms of service delivery that really benefits citizens. Among those present was Geert Mareels, Head of e-Government Unit of the Flemish Government and the project coordinator of OpenTransportNet. Geert was invited as a speaker by the organisers because of his extensive involvement in European ICT projects like Citadel on the Move and OTN.