On 17 February 2016 OTN was in Klatovy where it joined two other EU projects (SDI4APPs and FOODIE) for a workshop dedicated to Open Data and its use in public administration. OTN solution – Open Transport Map – was presented to the audience by Pavel Hájek, a GIS specialist from the Pilsen-based University of West Bohemia. In his presentation Pavel spoke about traffic volumes and gave some examples of their applications in policymaking.
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 22-23 February 2016 OTN was in Italy for a workshop organised as part of Danube Reference Data and Services Infrastructure initiative. The event was held at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra and attracted a large number of participants from data, GIS and related fields. Štěpán Kafka from HSRS presented the Geo-DCAT application profile and its implementation in the OpenTransportNet data hub.
Dear Innovators, Data Lovers, GIS Developers and All of You interested in map visualisations. OpenTransportNet Open User Group Testing has just started and we are looking for your feedback.
On 3 February 2016 OTN partners convened in Ghent, Belgium, for a two-day project meeting to take stock of recent progress and agree on the actions points for the coming weeks. Day one began with presentations by technical teams who briefed the consortium on the current status of OTN platform and the apps that have been designed for the four pilot sites: Antwerp, Birmingham, Issy-les-Moulineaux and Liberec.
After months of discussions OTN signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SDI4APPs, FOODIE and ECIM – three EU-funded projects that use data to advance innovation and promote decision-making process, among other things.