OTN partner CEN Group was in Dubai on 29-31 March 2016 for the second edition of Internet of Things Expo (IoTx). CEN was among 6000+ visitors who attended the event that included everything from technical workshops to hackathons to networking sessions. At IoTx CEN shared his experience with OTN and encouraged Smart City, transport and data professionals to become the project's prospective adopters and ambassadors.
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.
Pavel Hájek, Dmitrij Kožuch, Agris Šnepsts and Frantisek Kolovsky were in a team that came first in the Baltic Open (Geo) Data Hackthon that took place on 16-18 March 2016, Riga, Latvia.
Using data from a range of sources (Riga Open Data portal, Open Transport Map, Open Land Use Map), and taking inspiration form the Second OTN White Paper, OTN partners created a demo application that can help optimize public transport in the Latvian capital.
On 10 March 2016 OpenTransportNet partners presented Year 2 project's achievements to the Project Officer and Reviewers at the DG Connect Premises in Luxembourg. @OpenTnet Review Meeting started with presentation of live demos from four pilot cities and discussion about their experiences with testing and using the Hub.
On 19 February 2016 Issy pilot started testing the revamped OTN Hub with Students Developers at the Engineering School ISEP. Six students who attended the data jam were split in two groups and each group was asked to make three visualisations for Issy-les-Moulineaux from the available datasets.