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.



OTN partner HSRS created a module - CKAN2CSW - that will aid the synchronisation of records from CKAN 2 Micka CSW. In the context of OTN project, CKAN is used as an input for new data, both harvested and uploaded. CKAN can also be used for data storage if needed. When changes to a dataset are made special extension (Webhooks) detects them and notifies CKAN2CSW accordingly.

Dynamic Visualisation of Volume of Traffic

Traffic jams and traffic delays are everyday reality for many people living in large cities and conurbation areas. Several studies provide numbers of hours which a driver spends in a traffic jams per year. (For example, the INRIX traffic scorecard website shows data about traffic delays in Northern America and West Europe). In the case of Liberec Pilot, traffic generators are at the level of detail corresponding to city parts/districts.

London Discovers OTN at HP Event

On 1-3 December Geert Mareels and his team presented OTN to over 60 participants at a workshop that was organised as part of HP-sponsored event - Discover 2015 London. Discover 2015 London is the ultimate technology event where thousands of professionals gather to discuss latest developments in IT and related fields. In his presentation Geert talked about OTN and its progress in introducing Open Data principles to the transport domain.

Understanding Data at Hands-On Workshop in London

On 10 December 2015 Pavel from 21c Consultancy spent half a day at the offices of Future Cities Catapult learning about data and the different ways it can be visualised and interpreted. The event was aimed at SMEs who work with data or data-focused projects and featured a few hands-on sessions during which participants were asked to display some datasets on paper and using special software tools – CartoDB and Tableau.