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Open Transport Net, a European project is boosting mobility with open data

Publication date: 30-03-2017   |   Last update: 30-03-2017   |     |  

At the final review, the European Commission has complimented Open Transport Net, coordinated by the Digital Agency of Flemish government, for its contribution to improvement on open data in transports.

The main objective of the project, in which Issy Média represented the City of Issy-les-Moulineaux, was the development of an advanced open data Hub about transport to allow anyone to have a better access to data, to be able to better understand it and to make mobility easier.

 

To demonstrate the added value of this Hub and test it in « real life » situation, Issy, thanks to the participation of about 300 citizens, could develop its own open data portal on transports.

 

This project was a tremendous experience for Issy, as it was an occasion to work with various Cities all around Europe, such as Antwerp, Ghent and Turnhout in Belgium, Birmingham in the UK, Plsen and the Liberec Region in Czech Republic and Riga in Latvia, most of them creating their own portal, while all of them contributed with transports data, allowing to have a real European open data portal on transports with more than 420 datasets.

 

This portal allows to create nice maps with the data, this made possible to have more than 700 maps (around 150 open to all), 50 of them just on Paris Region, with the datasets of the Hub.

 

Of course, every city could develop its maps about the available data there and the city political priorities, but some “visionary” maps were created and tested, such as a traffic modelling on Paris Region allowing users to “surf” it hour by hour.

 

Moreover, Antwerp could produce a map analysing cycling journeys and identifying point of congestion of… bikes ! Birmingham focused on car accidents and the incidence of speed and time, while Ghent created a multimodal map with traffic and real time availability of off-street parking.

 

 

But the Awards for the most original map goes to Liberec, that Region created a map to visualise floods and to allow emergency services to find, in real time, the best and quickest way to reach people in trouble, avoiding to use inaccessible routes.

 

And the project is not stopping here, most of partners will keep working on it to allow transports data to be more and more usable and use of transport easier and easier.

 

For more information on the Hub, please visit www.opentnet.eu

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