Open
Transport
Data
    Manifesto
     Jonathan
Raper
        CEO,
Placr

Manifesto
principles                             
•  Assump2on:
the
open
data
release
process
has
   to
succeed
to
save
£,...
1.
Public
money
•  If
there
is
public
money,
there
must
be
access
•  Access
means
redistribu2on
of
exis2ng
raw
data
•  Bod...
2.
Free
•  If
there
is
access
it
must
be
free
at
the
point
of
use
•  ‘free’
means
via
open
or
‘aSribu2on
only’
licence
•  ...
3.
No
compe22on
•  Public
money
must
not
be
used
to
compete
with
   open
data
users
•  Private
system
integrators
running
...
4.
Equality
of
access                              
•  There
must
be
equality
of
access
to
the
data
•  Adequate
documenta2...
5.
Format                             
•  Open
data
releases
should
be
made
in
the
   formats
the
data
is
already
held
in
...
Open
data
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Contact
hSp://www.placr.co.uk
@MadProf
jonathan.raper@placr.co.uk

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  • Best practice or non-compliant? That's the question RE Trackernet. I guess... as it is available as an open feed we are prepared to forgive its foibles. For now.
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Open Transport Data Manifesto

  1. 1. Open
Transport
Data
 Manifesto
 Jonathan
Raper
 CEO,
Placr

  2. 2. Manifesto
principles 
•  Assump2on:
the
open
data
release
process
has
 to
succeed
to
save
£,
create
jobs,
>
transparency
•  Consequence:
developers
need
early,
free
and
 comprehensive
data
releases
•  Challenge:
organise
government
to
deliver,
 especially
to
reform
exis2ng
data
publishers
•  These
are
the
principles…
prac2ce
is
harder…

  3. 3. 1.
Public
money
•  If
there
is
public
money,
there
must
be
access
•  Access
means
redistribu2on
of
exis2ng
raw
data
•  Bodies/services
not
mee2ng
this
principle
 –  Network
Rail
 –  TransportDirect.Info

•  Best
prac2ce
 –  Highways
Agency

  4. 4. 2.
Free
•  If
there
is
access
it
must
be
free
at
the
point
of
use
•  ‘free’
means
via
open
or
‘aSribu2on
only’
licence
•  Bodies/services
not
mee2ng
this
principle
 –  *Traveline
 *Setup
charges
and
hit
limits
(but
private
data
included)
•  Best
prac2ce
 –  TfL
Trackernet
data
for
Tube

  5. 5. 3.
No
compe22on
•  Public
money
must
not
be
used
to
compete
with
 open
data
users
•  Private
system
integrators
running
databases
inside
 government
must
not
gain
unfair
advantage
•  
Bodies/services
not
mee2ng
this
principle
 –  (formerly)
MDV
and
MyTfL
app
(now
withdrawn)
•  Best
prac2ce
 –  London
Cycle
Hire
(Barclays
now
have
brand
2e‐in
app)

  6. 6. 4.
Equality
of
access 
•  There
must
be
equality
of
access
to
the
data
•  Adequate
documenta2on/
metadata
needed
 to
make
use
of
it
•  Bodies/services
not
mee2ng
this
principle:
 –  (for
now)
*TfL
Journey
Planner
API
 *Shortly
to
be
replaced
by
open
version
•  Best
prac2ce
 –  DataGM

  7. 7. 5.
Format 
•  Open
data
releases
should
be
made
in
the
 formats
the
data
is
already
held
in
•  Expensive
projects
to
‘2dy
up’
data
waste
2me
•  Bodies/services
not
mee2ng
this
principle
 –  iBus
project
in
TfL
•  Best
prac2ce
 –  NaPTAN

  8. 8. Open
data
 tube-radar UK TravelOptionswww.placr.co.uk/gallery Schools BrowserCrimebrowserLondon’s opendata experts
  9. 9. Contact
hSp://www.placr.co.uk
@MadProf
jonathan.raper@placr.co.uk


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