OTN has been shortlisted as a finalist in the O2 NextGen Digital Challenge Awards 2016. The awards celebrate innovation, success and leadership in the UK’s digitally transformed economy. The awards are the UK’s prime showcase - the Oscars - for the best in next generation digital innovation. They are not for profit and are judged by a distinguished panel of independent judges.
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 Tuesday 14 June OTN participated in #HackonslesBouchons conference organised by OTN partner Issy Media. The event kicked off with a round of presentations on (Big) Data and its application in traffic management. Among the presenters was Aneta Rapacz who introduced the project in front of a packed audience and explained OTN’s main tools and apps. OTN also had a stand that was manned throughout the event.
On 19 May 2016 OTN team gathered in Riga for a two-day meeting to discuss recent progress and agree on future steps. The meeting was hosted by Exigen, OTN partner, and was attended by representatives of all companies and organisations making up the consortium. Present at the meeting was also one representative from Ghent, a Belgian city that is going to adopt OTN solution and set up its own instance of the Hub in the coming months.
Join the TransportLAB Hackathon, from June 1-14, to improve logistics in Europe! #TLHACK