[Open-transport] Best practice
julian at futureeverything.org
Wed Jan 30 23:13:08 UTC 2013
We are at last reaching a watershed moment as far as open data and our regional transport authority TfGM (Transport for Greater Manchester) is concerned and they are looking to take more ownership over the data that they release. Historically they have uploaded static datasets to DataGM our regional datastore but these have been in archaic formats such as ATCO-CIF (I spoke to a few people about this at the Open Transport session at OKFEST in Helsinki)
We are running a Transport Innovation Challenge as part of FutureEverything's Open Data Cities programme in March and as part of TfGMs commitment to this they are releasing bus and tram scheduling data as GTFS, realtime city centre bus position data, realtime car park loadings*, realtime traffic volume and journey down road times*, and realtime cycle counts and routes*. This is together with a host of other datasets. What all this means is that they will have a dedicated opendata section on the TfGM website. Are there any open data pages on transit agency websites that people regard as being exemplars? What is needed to help people utilise the data? The minimum it seems is link to the data, license, data description and context.
Business of Open Data 19th - 20th March
FutureEverything Summit 21st - 22nd March
Innovation Challenge 22nd - 24th March
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