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OpenTransportNet - Spatially Referenced Data Hubs for Innovation in the Transport Sector

Project description

Open data ¿ Open data experimentation and innovation building on geographic information
OTN creates collaborative virtual hubs that aggregate, harmonise and visualise open transport data to drive the creation of innovative new apps & services

OpenTransportNet (OTN) will create collaborative virtual service hubs that aggregate, harmonise and visualise open transport-related data to drive the rapid creation of innovative new applications and services. OTN has chosen Transport as a cross border focus-area because it touches upon almost every facet of 21st century living, making it an ideal target for the creation of solutions that can be enhanced by location based services such as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNNS) and VG resources such as Open Street Map (OSM). OpenTransportNet service delivery hubs will address the following challenges: 1) a need to better aggregate and harmonize data to improve accessibility and use, 2) a need to link spatial and non-spatial data to extract value and increase accuracy and 3) a need to provide innovators with easier APIs and GUIs to stimulate the creation of new services and commercial opportunities. OpenTransportNet innovation hubs will overcome the above challenges by using an automated flexible dataset aggregator to integrate and harmonise transport related data. OTN hubs will combine spatial (GI), dynamic data streams and non-spatial (OD) data and derive insights from the data through visualisation tools and pattern detection algorithms. OTN Hubs will go beyond the State-of-the-Art by (a) improving the accuracy of data insights by enhancing knowledge with Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and (b) deploying a sophisticated Access Control and Identity Management system that will manage privacy controls. OpenTransportNet will be validated in four pilot locations the UK, Belgium, France and the Liberec Region. The OTN solution will use a Social Enterprise Freemium business model. OTN Lite will be an open service that provides access to open data sets and an innovation environment. OTN Premium will be available for a fee that enables users' access to business incubation.

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

PB - Pilot Type B


Avenue du port 88
1000 Bruxelles / brussel

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geert Mareels (Mr.)
EU contribution
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