Eric Legale from Issy les Moulineaux, France hosted a webinar with the Intelligent Community Forum members on the 30th of October 2014. OTN solution was presented to the business and cities representatives not only from Europe (Paris, Eindhoven, Stockholm) but also from Toronto (Canada), Dublin (Ohio, US) and city of Riverside (US). This was an excellent opportunity to discuss aims of the project and brainstorm new ideas.
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 October 22nd Eric Legale from Issy les Moulineaux, France, visited China and presented OpenTransportNet’s concept and objectives to over 20 senior managers from the Leshan City.
Ben and Pavel were at Future Cities Catapult HQ yesterday to participate on a high-level working group developing new standards for Smart Cities. The event, co-organized by the FCC with the British Standards Institute, brought together a group of 25 Smart City experts from a range of domains to discuss the far-reaching possibilities for standards in the domain. 21c has been championing for many years the need to put Open Data at the forefront of Smart City standards.
Congratulations go to partners UWB and EDIP for winning two prizes at the ISAF 2014 Open Data Hackathon held at the Latvia University of Agriculture from 15th-17th September, as part of the 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Agriculture and Forestry.
Partner 21c travelled to Amsterdam to join over 200 innovators & LivingLab practitioners for the ENoLL Summer School, organised as a part of the global initiative OpenLivingLab Days.