We are pleased to announce that our technical paper on the harmonisation of spatial and open information has been accepted for publishing and presentation at the ITS World Congress, due to be held in Bordeaux, France, later this year. In our work we discuss opportunities that result from the increasing availability of open geographic information, and describe ways in which OTN tools and services can be used to harness them. More details, including links to the paper and presentation, will be provided in due course.
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.
Last week OTN partner from the University of West Bohemia, represented by Jan Ježek, attended the 5th International Conference on Information Society and Technology in Kopaonik, Serbia, to present a paper on the visual analytics of traffic data.
Flemish E-government Manager, Geert Mareels was invited by the Association of Local Government Information Management to give a presentation during the 34th International ALGIM Conference titled ‘Smarter Local Government’ which was held on the 24 - 26 November 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Susie Ruston McAleer, 21c Managing Partner, was invited to address delgates at Italy’s largest Smart Cities conference, Smart Cities Exhibition Bologna 2014, on the topic of using open data to deliver smart mobility across Europe. Sharing a panel with mobility experts from Rhiental, Brussels, the Oxford Internet Institute as well as the host city Bologna, Susie showcased the power of Geospatial Information (GI), otherwise known as Geo-data, to drive smart city innovation in the transport domain.
OTN joined the 2nd edition of the Intelligent Mobility Days organised by ATEC ITS France and the CCI Grand Lille on the 18th and 19th of September 2014 in Lille, France.