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Decentralized Open Data Publishing for the Public Transport Route Planning Ecosystem

by Julián Rojas Meléndez, Bert Marcelis, Eveline Vlassenroot, Mathias Van Compernolle, Pieter Colpaert, and Ruben Verborgh

Open data initiatives have created a revolution in the route planning ecosystem for the public transport sector. The creation of a large amount of route planning services like Google Maps, CityMapper or Navitia, has only been possible thanks to the availability of public transport data as open data. Ever since the disclosure of the London public transport data sources as open data, more public transport companies are following their lead around the world. The benefits obtained by disclosing public transport datasets as open data are diverse and influence the different actors present in the route planning ecosystem: public transport organisations in the role of data publishers for instance may increase their revenue streams as new and better information channels attract more travellers. Also, new analysis and improvements to their operations become possible through feedback received from data reusers on areas where they do not collect data by themselves (e.g. crowdsourced data).

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Published in 2020 in Situating Open Data: Global Trends in Local Contexts.

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@incollection{rojas_africanminds_2020,
  title = {Decentralized Open Data Publishing for the Public Transport Route Planning Ecosystem},
  author = {Rojas Mel\'endez, Juli\'an and Marcelis, Bert and Vlassenroot, Eveline and Van Compernolle, Mathias and Colpaert, Pieter and Verborgh, Ruben},
  editor = {L\"ammerhirt, Danny and Brandusescu, Ana and Domagala, Natalia and Enaholo, Patrick},
  year = 2020,
  month = sep,
  booktitle = {Situating Open Data: Global Trends in Local Contexts},
  publisher = {African Minds},
  pages = {155--170},
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J. Rojas Meléndez, B. Marcelis, E. Vlassenroot, M. Van Compernolle, P. Colpaert, and R. Verborgh, “Decentralized Open Data Publishing for the Public Transport Route Planning Ecosystem,” in Situating Open Data: Global Trends in Local Contexts, D. Lämmerhirt, A. Brandusescu, N. Domagala, and P. Enaholo, Eds. African Minds, 2020, pp. 155–170.
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Julián Rojas Meléndez, Bert Marcelis, Eveline Vlassenroot, Mathias Van Compernolle, Pieter Colpaert, and Ruben Verborgh. 2020. Decentralized Open Data Publishing for the Public Transport Route Planning Ecosystem. In Situating Open Data: Global Trends in Local Contexts, Danny Lämmerhirt, Ana Brandusescu, Natalia Domagala and Patrick Enaholo (eds.). African Minds, 155–170.
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Rojas Meléndez, J., Marcelis, B., Vlassenroot, E., Van Compernolle, M., Colpaert, P., Verborgh, R.: Decentralized Open Data Publishing for the Public Transport Route Planning Ecosystem. In: Lämmerhirt, D., Brandusescu, A., Domagala, N., and Enaholo, P. (eds.) Situating Open Data: Global Trends in Local Contexts. pp. 155–170. African Minds (2020).
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Rojas Meléndez, J., Marcelis, B., Vlassenroot, E., Van Compernolle, M., Colpaert, P., & Verborgh, R. (2020). Decentralized Open Data Publishing for the Public Transport Route Planning Ecosystem. In D. Lämmerhirt, A. Brandusescu, N. Domagala, & P. Enaholo (Eds.), Situating Open Data: Global Trends in Local Contexts (pp. 155–170). African Minds.
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Rojas Meléndez, Julián, et al. “Decentralized Open Data Publishing for the Public Transport Route Planning Ecosystem.” Situating Open Data: Global Trends in Local Contexts, edited by Danny Lämmerhirt et al., African Minds, 2020, pp. 155–70.

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