Open Transport NetHas been initialized
OpenTransportNet 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 GNNS and VG resources such as 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 Liberic 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.