Thanks to the efforts of Czech and Belgian partners the project will have its own demo booth at the 2016 edition of iMinds conference dedicated to digital transformation. The event is scheduled for late April and will allow OTN to showcase its results to thousands of visitors from academia, tech sector as well as public institutions and private organisations. Watch this space for more information.
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.
The consortium has recently published its first White Paper that focuses on data harmonisation within the framework of OTN project. The paper showcases OTN’s innovative approach to the implementation of technical solutions like OTN City Hubs and is structured around the following use cases: (1) metadata harmonisation through the CKAN and Micka metadata management tools, and the upcoming GeoDCAT-AP metadata profile, (2) the DataTank data management system and (3) the harmonised data model for road network data.
On 18 January 2016 OTN was presented to around 150 GIS enthusiasts who gathered at the premises of the Czech Association for Geoformation to hear about latest developments in the field of open geospatial data.
On 11-13 January 2016 OTN project partners met their counterparts from SDI4Apps project and WWW Consortium (W3C) to take stock of joint activities and agree on the action points for the months ahead. On day one participants discussed OTN’s first White Paper and how to improve its weight as a policy advice document. They also talked about OTN’s cooperation with OGC and W3C and the integration of Open Transport Map into the OTN Hub.
OTN team has uploaded to GitHub two extensions that are designed to help improve the harvesting of INSPIRE metadata in CKAN. One, inspire_harvester, extends two other extensions – csw_harvester and spatial_metadata – thus making it easier to harvest all the required INPSIRE metadata elements from CSW 2.0.2 ISO AP 1.0.