Geospatial Commission recognises value of Transport Data

The UK Geospatial Commission has recently published a report titled “Positioning the UK in the fast lane, Location data opportunities for better UK transport”https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/positioning-the-uk-in-the-fast-lane-location-data-opportunities-for-better-uk-transport This report highlights key common themes and crosscutting challenges, based on six transport use cases, where geospatial product and services could unlock greatest benefit. Treating mobility as an interconnected system:We will …

Central Mobility Operator Directory launches

We have some great news to share… the launch of our Central Mobility Operator Directory. Here’s lead developer David O’Neill explaining the project in more detail… Over the last 6 weeks, I have been working in partnership with the Open Transport Initiative to produce a live operator directory, in line with the operator-info API specificationThe …

The 1st Central Operator Service for Transport & Mobility

Released at the same time as the “customer account” API specification in early 2020, our “central operator” Open Standard became the first (and only) look-up specification to enable shared data (AKA smart data) sources to be found across all modes of transport within an entire mobility ecosystem. Subsequently, after feedback from various organisations, we updated …

Start thinking differently about transport & mobility data

The transport and mobility sector is seeing the benefit of publishing Open Data (data that is made freely available without license or limitation). For example, the release of Open Data by Transport for London (TfL) was calculated by Deloitte as generating annual economic benefits and savings of up to £130m for travellers, London and TfL …

Winning ‘Ticketing Enabler of the Year’ at Transport Ticketing Awards

This is a great week for The Open Transport Initiative. Not only have we launched the Data Spectrum for Transport and Mobility to an enthusiastic reception, but we are now also delighted to win Ticketing Enabler of the Year 2021 at the Global Transport and Ticketing Awards. This is a new category for the Transport …

Launching The Data Spectrum for Transport & Mobility

Today we launched ‘The Data Spectrum for Transport and Mobility’ in partnership with MaaS Scotland. This follows a detailed piece of work to adapt the Data Spectrum from the Open Data Institute specifically to transport and mobility data. Further details are available on this page:https://opentransport.co.uk/the-data-spectrum-for-transport-mobility/ This diagram is a significant step forward in the data …

Shortlisted for new Transport Ticketing Award

The Open Transport Initiative is delighted to have been shortlisted for the category ‘Ticketing Enabler of the Year’ at the Transport Ticketing Awards. https://www.transport-ticketing.com/awards-categories/2021-short-list This is a new category for 2021 and recognises the importance that enabling layers play in the success of transport and mobility services.   Hayden Sutherland, Founder & Chair of The …

Open, shared and closed data for micro-mobility

Yesterday (27th May 2021) our Founder & Chair Hayden Sutherland gave a talk on “Data standards for micro-mobility providers, authorities & customers” to the Transport Data Initiative. In this presentation he covered: The language of data (how terminology is mixed up and confusing) Definitions for the terms Open Data & Shared Data The draft Data Spectrum for Transport …

Using data-driven mobility to transform the world

Yesterday (18th May 2021) our Chair & Founder Hayden Sutherland took part in a Shaping Mobility webinar on the topic of “How data-driven mobility transforms the world”. This session, organised and moderated by PTV Group, had input from other respected transport industry specialists from the UK Department of Transport and TomTom. The topics discussed included: …