[Open-transport] Wishes for Open Transit Data

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at okfn.org
Tue Apr 21 07:25:21 UTC 2015

Hi Stefan,

Great job!

It's weird that the 5 stars are mentioned, but only the first 2 or 3 
stars are taken into account. For GTFS I have been creating Linked GTFS 
together with Andrew Byrd: http://vocab.gtfs.org, together with a script 
to convert regular gtfs to linked gtfs: 
https://github.com/OpenTransport/gtfs-csv2rdf. It's not perfect, but it 
does the trick.

The problem is of course: do we want transit agencies to publish data as 
linked data today? My answer would be no: it's too early stage and no 
one is consuming this yet. Currently there's no need, but this need will 
be created when more and more gtfs files are published. It would be 
great to link towards Linked GTFS and say that this is how we envision 
the future of open transport data :)

Kind regards,


On 2015-04-21 09:02, Stefan Kaufmann wrote:
> On 17.04.2015 17:40, Ingrid (me) wrote:
>> let's assume, a large railway company were to ask how they could
>> contribute data and what kind of data we'd like in which format. What
>> would you be wishing for?
>> The text is in German right now – if you're interested in contributing,
>> please ping me, and I'll translate the text if necessary!
>> <https://datalove.edupad.uni-konstanz.de/52>
> Thanks for all the valuable input! :) The first finalized text is online
> at
> <https://github.com/UlmApi/beyondtransit/blob/master/evu-daten-faq.md>
> (again, in German)!
> regards,
> -stk
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