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Deutsche Bahn starts opening their data—with vertical movers, for now

- November 3, 2015 in Deutsche Bahn, News, Open Transport, open transport data, Railway

It has been a mighty long wait, but Open Knowledge Germany recently announced that Deutsche Bahn will soon hop onto the Open Data train, if you excuse that lame joke. Apart from a station dataset (Ril 100)—which could serve as an “official” and truly openly licensed data source for the large number of unofficial station lists—the biggest chunk for the soon to be released DB Open Data Portal is going to be data sets on all the elevators of all the stations operated by DB Station & Service.
DB's elevator data (red triangles) superimposed on OSM tiles. While the southernmost elevator is mapped spot-on, the subterranean one right to the north of it is not yet mapped in OSM. Map tiles © OpenStreetMap Contributors

DB’s elevator data (red triangles) superimposed on OSM tiles. While the southernmost elevator is mapped spot-on, the subterranean one right to the north of it under the intersection is not yet mapped in OSM.
Map tiles © OpenStreetMap Contributors

As explained in Open Knowledge Germany’s follow-up blogpost (complete with sample data), DB is very interested in how they can provide their data in formats palatable for the community that is going to use them, and how the OSM community might think about extending the elevator tagging schema to include, among others, unique identifiers for elevators. Said identifiers could come in handy for the rudimentary alpha-version of an elevator status API that was announced to launch right in time for DB’s 3d Hackathon—think indoor routing accounting for disabled elevators, for instance. If you have strong opinions on rail data, elevators, tagging schemes or APIs, now would be the perfect time to chime in!

Deutsche Bahn starts opening their data—with vertical movers, for now

- November 3, 2015 in Deutsche Bahn, News, Open Transport, open transport data, Railway

It has been a mighty long wait, but Open Knowledge Germany recently announced that Deutsche Bahn will soon hop onto the Open Data train, if you excuse that lame joke. Apart from a station dataset (Ril 100)—which could serve as an “official” and truly openly licensed data source for the large number of unofficial station lists—the biggest chunk for the soon to be released DB Open Data Portal is going to be data sets on all the elevators of all the stations operated by DB Station & Service.

DB's elevator data (red triangles) superimposed on OSM tiles. While the southernmost elevator is mapped spot-on, the subterranean one right to the north of it is not yet mapped in OSM. Map tiles © OpenStreetMap Contributors

DB’s elevator data (red triangles) superimposed on OSM tiles. While the southernmost elevator is mapped spot-on, the subterranean one right to the north of it under the intersection is not yet mapped in OSM.
Map tiles © OpenStreetMap Contributors

As explained in Open Knowledge Germany’s follow-up blogpost (complete with sample data), DB is very interested in how they can provide their data in formats palatable for the community that is going to use them, and how the OSM community might think about extending the elevator tagging schema to include, among others, unique identifiers for elevators. Said identifiers could come in handy for the rudimentary alpha-version of an elevator status API that was announced to launch right in time for DB’s 3d Hackathon—think indoor routing accounting for disabled elevators, for instance.

If you have strong opinions on rail data, elevators, tagging schemes or APIs, now would be the perfect time to chime in!

Deutsche Bahn starts opening their data—with vertical movers, for now

- November 3, 2015 in Deutsche Bahn, News, Open Transport, open transport data, Railway

It has been a mighty long wait, but Open Knowledge Germany recently announced that Deutsche Bahn will soon hop onto the Open Data train, if you excuse that lame joke. Apart from a station dataset (Ril 100)—which could …

Deutsche Bahn starts opening their data—with vertical movers, for now

- November 3, 2015 in Deutsche Bahn, News, Open Transport, open transport data, Railway

It has been a mighty long wait, but Open Knowledge Germany recently announced that Deutsche Bahn will soon hop onto the Open Data train, if you excuse that lame joke. Apart from a station dataset (Ril 100)—which could serve as an “official” and truly openly licensed data source for the large number of unofficial station lists—the biggest chunk for the soon to be released DB Open Data Portal is going to be data sets on all the elevators of all the stations operated by DB Station & Service.
DB's elevator data (red triangles) superimposed on OSM tiles. While the southernmost elevator is mapped spot-on, the subterranean one right to the north of it is not yet mapped in OSM. Map tiles © OpenStreetMap Contributors

DB’s elevator data (red triangles) superimposed on OSM tiles. While the southernmost elevator is mapped spot-on, the subterranean one right to the north of it under the intersection is not yet mapped in OSM.
Map tiles © OpenStreetMap Contributors

As explained in Open Knowledge Germany’s follow-up blogpost (complete with sample data), DB is very interested in how they can provide their data in formats palatable for the community that is going to use them, and how the OSM community might think about extending the elevator tagging schema to include, among others, unique identifiers for elevators. Said identifiers could come in handy for the rudimentary alpha-version of an elevator status API that was announced to launch right in time for DB’s 3d Hackathon—think indoor routing accounting for disabled elevators, for instance. If you have strong opinions on rail data, elevators, tagging schemes or APIs, now would be the perfect time to chime in!

Deutsche Bahn starts opening their data—with vertical movers, for now

- November 3, 2015 in Deutsche Bahn, Open Transport, open transport data, Railway

It has been a mighty long wait, but OKF Germany recently announced that Deutsche Bahn will soon hop onto the Open Data train, if you excuse that lame joke. Apart from a station dataset (Ril 100)—which could serve as an “official” and truly openly licensed data source for the large number of unofficial station lists—the biggest chunk for the soon to be released DB Open Data Portal is going to be data sets on all the elevators of all the stations operated by DB Station & Service.
DB's elevator data (red triangles) superimposed on OSM tiles. While the southernmost elevator is mapped spot-on, the subterranean one right to the north of it is not yet mapped in OSM. Map tiles © OpenStreetMap Contributors

DB’s elevator data (red triangles) superimposed on OSM tiles. While the southernmost elevator is mapped spot-on, the subterranean one right to the north of it under the intersection is not yet mapped in OSM.
Map tiles © OpenStreetMap Contributors

As explained in OKF Germany’s follow-up blogpost (complete with sample data), DB is very interested in how they can provide their data in formats palatable for the community that is going to use them, and how the OSM community might think about extending the elevator tagging schema to include, among others, unique identifiers for elevators. Said identifiers could come in handy for the rudimentary alpha-version of an elevator status API that was announced to launch right in time for DB’s 3d Hackathon—think indoor routing accounting for disabled elevators, for instance. If you have strong opinions on rail data, elevators, tagging schemes or APIs, now would be the perfect time to chime in!

Lab for CITY

- December 9, 2014 in Featured, offene Daten, Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Transport

Am 21.11. starteten OKF DE und das Startup allryder die Eventreihe “Lab for Civic Innovation and TechnologY”. In Paneldiskussionen wurden Erfahrungen mit der Öffnung und Nutzung von Daten ausgetauscht. 1782278_426589000821411_4511975776677165218_o Datennutzer trafen auf Datenbereitsteller und tauschten sich zu Themen wie Urban Mobility und Civic Technology aus. Auf den Panels diskutierten Startup-Gründer, mit Mitgliedern der OKF Deutschland und Belgien, sowie Vertretern von Verkehrsbetrieben, der Europäischen Kommission und vielen anderen. Ziel der Veranstaltungsreihe ist es, den Austausch zwischen unterschiedlichen Stakeholdern aus den Bereichen Open Data, Civic Tech und Mobilität anzuregen und neue Impulse zu geben. Das nächste Lab for the City wird in Istanbul stattfinden. Weitere Impressionen gibt es auf der allryder Website und auf Facebook.

Lab for CITY (Civic Innovation and Technology) – 21. Nov. via Live Stream verfolgen

- November 3, 2014 in Berlin, Deutschland, Featured, Open Transport, smart city, Termine

labforcity Unsere Arbeit bei der Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland ist stets durch die Begeisterung an Technologien und Innovationen gekennzeichnet, die es dem Bürger ermöglichen, komplexe Prozesse zu verstehen und sich an politischen Entscheidungen zu beteiligen. Je mehr Wissen wir teilen, desto mehr Innovationen können entstehen. Das Teilen von Wissen und Ideen ist auch der Schlüssel zu einer kognitiven Umwelt für die Zukunft unserer Städte. Daher veranstalten wir als Partner von allryder ein Open-Space-Programm, wo open data Pioniere, Vordenker, Behörden, politische Entscheidungsträger und technologieorientierte Unternehmen zusammenkommen, um ihre Erkenntnisse im Bereich civic innovation zu teilen und voneinander zu lernen. Das Lab for CITY (Civic Innovation and TechnologY) wird am 21. November in Berlin stattfinden – mit dabei Vertreter von VBB, Citymart, Forum Virium, Waag Society und das internationale Forum der Deutschen Bank: Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. Verfolgt Vorträge und Diskussionen über unseren eingerichteten Live-Stream. Den Link werden wir zeitnah über twitter und die Lab for CITY-Webseite veröffentlichen: www.labforcity.org Für mehr Infos über das Lab for CITY: Schreibt eine Mail an hello@labforcity.org , folgt uns auf Twitter @lab4city oder besucht unsere Website: http://labforcity.org.

Open Knowledge Foundation Austria MeetUp on Open Transport Data took place on 14.11.2013 in Vienna

- December 2, 2013 in austria, City of Linz, City of Vienna, Events, Featured, OKF-AT, Open Data, Open Transport, open transport data, Opinion, transport information system, Vienna

About 2 weeks ago, on the 14th of November 2013 an Open Knowledge Foundation Austria (OKF-AT) MeetUp took place in the late afternoon with the title & topic: Open Transport (Data). The MeetUp was hosted at Fabasoft (one of the bigger Austrian IT vendors) in Vienna, Austria. The idea of this event was to present and discuss the current status of transport information systems in Austria and Open Data / Open Transport as well as to discuss how these sector can become more open and take a look into planned future steps of open transport in Austria.
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FOTO: Copyrights: Fabasoft AG; Fotograf: Peter Ehringer
After a short introduction by Helmuth Bronnenmayer (Board Member of OKF-AT) telling the ~ 35 people of the audience about objectives and activities of the Austrian chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation (see slides: http://de.slideshare.net/okfo/okf-atmeet-upopentransport20131114) the topic of the MeetUp was introduced by Peter Parycek (Danube University Krems) and Robert Harm (open3) by giving an insight in the area of Open Transport in the MeetUp keynote – see: http://de.slideshare.net/okfo/okf-atmeet-upopentransportkeynote. Peter introduced the idea of open transport (data) and showcased the importance to open up transport data to (beside others) enable cross-border mobility services and apps. He also introduced the ODP AT – the Open Data Portal Austria project that develops an open data portal for all data – beside government data – in Austria (science, education, industry, NGO & NPO, citizens, OpenGLAM, et al) that will be launched in May / June 2014.
Following the opening keynote 3 short presentations of the City of Linz, by Egon Pischinger of Linz AG (provider of public transport in the City of Linz) where transport data is open but services / applications are still maintained by the City of Linz (although there are already several apps on Linz data in place today), see his slides: http://de.slideshare.net/okfo/okf-atmeet-upopentransportdatalinz. Big discussion with Egon & the audience were on the issue why the Linz AG thinks that there is still a need to create & maintain transport apps by the data providers (by themselves) and not starts to become a pure data provider. Linz AG argued that they do not see really stable maintaintence of the existing open transport apps for Linz these days.
2nd talk was held by Rainer Haslberger of the City of Vienna (see slides: http://de.slideshare.net/okfo/okf-atmeet-upopentransportstadtwien) where
transport data is also open in the data catalogue. Rainer explained in a very comprehensive talk the whole landscape of the Austrian transport information- and data system. This mainly consists of A) the GIP System that is the basic infrastructure of all transport / traffic routes in Austria – a system that for the first time brings together all data of these traffic routes accros the 9 provinces of Austria on a centralised national level and that has to be adapted to the INSPIRE directive as a next step (and thereby could (!) become open data also). And B) the VAO – Verkerhsauskunft Österreich = Information System on Traffic & Transport in Austria that puts all the additional information on top of the GIP System as traffic flow, schedules of trains, busses & other public transport et al. This data is NOT open data anyhow at the moment as there are several stakeholders involved in this project with different data sets as public administration as well as companies like the Austrian Broadcasting Company or the Austrian Automotive Club et al. The pitty here is that open data is not even a topic of discussion in the VAO project group at the moment – but possibly the MeetUp as well as following meetings & discussions can change this a bit!
The third presentation was held by Denise Recheid of REEEP about Open Transport Data in Developing Countries, see slides: http://de.slideshare.net/okfo/okfat-meetup-open-transport-data-in-entwicklungslndern. Denise showcased the huge problems of traffic systems and information in developing countries / mega cities but also pointed out the environmental aspect of these problems regarding e.g. carbon emission.
A comprehensive Q&A session as well as a networking session with catering & drinks completed the OKF-AT MeetUp on Open Transport (Data). So what about the findings of this event? Lets say the information- and data system of Austria in the field seems to be on a good way to be harmonised accross our 9 provinces and also some Cities already provide open transport data (as geoinformation, traffic routes or timetable information) in their respective data catalogues – BUT: A) there is no discussion how open data can change environmental problems of transport data in Austria, B) there are NO plans on how to open up the data of the Austrian central transport information system and C) there are only little thoughts about how to follow standardisation on European level (beside INSPIRE) to enable cross border services on (open) transport data – so a lot work still in front of us!

Open Knowledge Foundation Austria MeetUp on Open Transport Data took place on 14.11.2013 in Vienna

- December 2, 2013 in austria, City of Linz, City of Vienna, Events, Featured, OKF-AT, Open Data, Open Transport, open transport data, Opinion, transport information system, Vienna

About 2 weeks ago, on the 14th of November 2013 an Open Knowledge Foundation Austria (OKF-AT) MeetUp took place in the late afternoon with the title & topic: Open Transport (Data). The MeetUp was hosted at Fabasoft (one of the …

Die Berliner Geodaten stehen ab sofort kostenfrei zur Verfügung

- October 4, 2013 in Behörden, Berlin, Deutschland, Geodaten, Lizenzen, offene Daten, Open Transport

Nach längeren internen Vorbereitungen teilte die Senatsverwaltung am Anfang der Woche mit, dass ab dem 1. Oktober die amtlichen Geodaten der Vermessungsverwaltung angelehnt, an die die Open-Data-Prinzipien kostenfrei abgegeben werden. Damit erlaubt der Senat uns allen die kommerzielle und nicht-kommerzielle Nutzung von Luftbildern, daraus abgeleiteten digitalen Orthophotos, der Informationen über Bodenrichtwerte, von topographischen Landeskartenwerken und der Liegenschaftskarten. Die online bereitgestellten Angebote können ohne Lizenzgebühren genutzt werden. Auch die offline Bereitstellung wird bis auf die Erhebung der Grenzkosten gebührenfrei. Bisher sind auf dem Geoportal der Hauptstadt noch nicht alle Inhalte auf die neuen Nutzungsbestimmungen umgestellt. Das liegt vor allem an Abstimmungsproblemen mit anderen Berliner und Brandenburger Behörden. Bei den neuen vereinfachten Nutzungsbestimungen, die die bisher üblichen individuellen Nutzungsverträge ablösen, orientiert sich die Senatsverwaltung an der „Verordnung zur Festlegung der Nutzungsbestimmungen für die Bereitstellung von Geodaten des Bundes“ kurz GeoNutzV. Dabei handelt es sich im wesentlichen um die Einräumung umfassender Nutzungsrechte mit der Verpflichtung zur Quellenangabe, also ähnlich einer einfachen Attributionslizenz, und somit im großen und ganzen open-data-freundlich ist. Die GeoNutzV ist die Umsetzung der INSPIRE Richtline, von 2007, zu der Deutschland auf Bundes wie auf Länderebene verpflichtet ist. Berlin ist das erste Bundesland, dass diesen Schritt nun auf Landesebene umsetzt. Damit übernimmt Berlin in Deutschland wieder einmal eine Vorreiterrolle im Bereich der Öffnung wichtiger Verwaltungsdaten. Die Bereitstellung der Geodaten ist ein weiterer wichtiger Baustein in der Open-Data-Initative des Landes. Wir als Open Knowledge Foundation freuen uns über diese Schritt. Wir rufen nun Entwickler, Startups und Unternehmen dazu auf, die freigegebenen Karten und Informationen zu nutzen, in eigene Anwendungen einzubauen und für ein breites Publikum aufzubereiten. Erste Beispiele, wie die Seite von Dominik Moritz, die eine schnelle Übersicht über verschiedene Angebote des Kartenangebots der Stadt gibt, können nur der Anfang einer umfangreichen Nutzung des Datenpools sein. Gerade im Bereich Geodaten, können viele Interessante und nützliche Anwendungen geschaffen werden. Wie beliebt Kartenangebot sein können, zeigt das Beispiel Zürich. Auf dem Datenportal der Stadt gehören sie zu den am meisten heruntergeladenen Datenpaketen.