On 22 September 2015 Geert Mareels, Head of e-Government Unit of the Flemish Government and the project coordinator of OpenTransportNet, attended Forum Europe conference dedicated to digitisation of public services in Europe. In his presentation Geert talked about his experience working on open data projects like Citadel on the Move and, more recently, OTN which aims to increase the supply and uptake of open transport data in Europe, as well as to empower citizen innovators through the use of intuitive tools for processing geospatial informaiton.
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.
OpenTransportNet took over Plsen for 2 days, not only because of the project meeting but also due to its strong representation at the Geomatics in Projects Conferene
The conference organized by Section of Geomatics of Department of Mathematics of Faculty of Applied Sciences of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen gathers around 100 participants every year from both academia and private sector.
After the first Closed User Group testing cycle of the OTN Hub, project partners from all over Europe met in Plzen, Czech Republic from 7th to 9th October 2015. The meeting, focused mainly around the newest technological developments and user interface/experience improvements helped to push the project further and prepared pilot cities for the next round of testing.