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Open Transport Data as an enabler for Multimodal Route Planning

by Pieter Colpaert, Mathias Van Compernolle, Nils Walravens, Ruben Verborgh, Peter Mechant, Erik Mannens, Lieven De Marez, Pieter Ballon, and Rik Van de Walle

The Public Sector Information directive has made Open Data the default within European Public Sector Bodies. End-user multimodal planners need access to government data to make intelligent route planning decisions. We studied both the needs of the market and the vision of the department of Mobility and Public Works in Flanders by interviewing 6 market players and 27 governmental data owners and by organising 2 workshops. We found a moderate willingness to publishing open data, amongst others, thanks to the European PSI and ITS directives. Furthermore, we found evidence of existing open data reuse among commercial multimodal route planners. We identified 3 caveats: not every dataset will be reused as there is a cost for adoption, data quality needs to be high enough and metadata is crucial. We formulate opportunities that lie within the Web’s principles to reduce cost of publishing and reusing, and raise the data quality.

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Published in 2016 in Proceedings of the 11th ITS European Congress.

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@inproceedings{colpaert_its_2016,
  author = {Colpaert, Pieter and Van Compernolle, Mathias and Walravens, Nils and Verborgh, Ruben and Mechant, Peter and Mannens, Erik and De Marez, Lieven and Ballon, Pieter and Van de Walle, Rik},
  title = {Open Transport Data as an enabler for Multimodal Route Planning},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th ITS European Congress},
  year = 2016,
  month = jun,
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P. Colpaert, M. Van Compernolle, N. Walravens, R. Verborgh, P. Mechant, E. Mannens, L. De Marez, P. Ballon, and R. Van de Walle, “Open Transport Data as an enabler for Multimodal Route Planning,” in Proceedings of the 11th ITS European Congress, 2016.
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Pieter Colpaert et al. 2016. Open Transport Data as an enabler for Multimodal Route Planning. In Proceedings of the 11th ITS European Congress.
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Colpaert, P., Van Compernolle, M., Walravens, N., Verborgh, R., Mechant, P., Mannens, E., De Marez, L., Ballon, P., Van de Walle, R.: Open Transport Data as an enabler for Multimodal Route Planning. In: Proceedings of the 11th ITS European Congress (2016).
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Colpaert, P., Van Compernolle, M., Walravens, N., Verborgh, R., Mechant, P., Mannens, E., … Van de Walle, R. (2016). Open Transport Data as an enabler for Multimodal Route Planning. In Proceedings of the 11th ITS European Congress.
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