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Bus Open Data Service
Earlier this year the Department for Transport (DfT) publicly launched its Bus Open Data Service (BODS), a crucial enabler of the UK government’s manifesto commitment to open up data about local bus services across England from 2020. Buses Buses serve economies by helping people to access work and helping to tackle congestion. They have an important contribution to make in reducing emissions in cities through moving people from cars onto cleaner ultra-low and zero emission mass transit. Each year, over 4.3 billion bus journeys are made in England, of which around half are made in London
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The segment of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has been severely hit by the COVID 19 pandemic. As Europe sets out for economic recovery, the survival of SMEs is essential. The FinLine app will help SMEs assess their financial viability and provide free customised advice for suitable grants and investment options. Also, it will provide a tool for building a community willing to share financial and technical advice as well as people’s skills during the post COVID 19 recovery.
The goal of the EU Twinnings application is to allow users to find their area’s twin (an area with the most similar statistics data) and explore similar regions of the EU. Simply fill in the city name and find the most similar and least similar cities. The similarity is expressed in percentages. There is also a European map provided that users can hover over to see how similar each city is to the one filled in.
Traffic England is run by Highways England’s National Traffic Information Service, which manages the strategic road network (SRN) in England. The website provides dynamic and accurate information on the current road situation and forecasts traffic conditions.
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Open data best practices in Europe: Estonia, Slovenia and Ukraine
Data sharing as a service: will data services remove intellectual property rights from the picture, and at what cost?
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Learn about the key highlights of the webinar on ‘Stories of use cases: Open data for the European Green Deal’
On Friday 17 March, the data.europa academy hosted a webinar on ‘Stories of use cases: Open Data for the European Green Deal’. It was the first in a series of webinars on open data use cases that align and support the achievement of the European Commission political priorities. During the session, participants were inspired by three open data-driven initiatives that currently enable the green transition and respond to environmental challenges in Europe. The webinar started with an introduction to the objectives and importance of the European Green Deal and the green transition. Thereafter, the
A guide for effective data sharing in the development sector
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data has recently published a ‘cookbook’ describing the key ingredients for effective multiparty data sharing in the development sector. Multiparty data sharing involves two or more organisations that collaborate to collect, share, and/or analyse data to address societal challenges. Despite the initiatives to better leverage data sharing, only a few spaces provide knowledge and common insight on how to effectively share data. The cookbook attempts to address this gap. The cookbook is based on insights from the analysis of data sharing
ICES: Find Geospatial data on Seas of Europe on data.europa.eu
The goal of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is to become a world-leading marine science organisation that meets societal needs for impartial evidence on the state and sustainable use of sea and oceans. They aim to advance and share scientific understanding of marine ecosystems and the services marine organisations provide. One of the tools they offer to achieve this goal is the metadata catalogue to easily share geographically referenced information on the exploration of the sea. The ICES metadata catalogue is comprised of datasets organised around specific
Sign up for the data.europa academy webinar “The European Year of Skills and the role of open data”
A webinar on the importance of digital skills and the role of open data will be hosted by data.europa academy on Friday 31 March 2023 from 10:00 to 11:30 CET. It will introduce and highlight the significance of the European Year of Skills, the need for digital upskilling in the fast-changing world and how open data and data.europa academy can contribute. The European Commission has appointed 2023 as the European Year of Skills, focusing on lifelong learning, empowering people with the right tools and contributing to green and digital transitions by developing digital skills. According to the