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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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10 December commemorates Human Rights Day , honouring the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) . This landmark document, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, stands as a testament to the intrinsic rights and freedoms for all individuals, irrespective of race, religion, opinion, or status. This year's theme, 'Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All,' reiterates the global commitment to universal human rights, emphasising dignity, equality, and justice across the globe. Within this celebration, the UN spearheads a year-long initiative
The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) has taken significant steps towards its mission of fostering a sustainable and safe railway system without frontiers. At a dedicated press briefing yesterday, ERA announced the official launch of the ERA Railway Factsheets , an intuitive tool providing railway statistics and insights from several sources in an accessible format. Importantly, ERA presented its fundamental work on linked data and the ERA knowledge graph , a data architecture that reduces fragmentation and enables efficiency gains for the entire European railway sector. The ERA
Central to the European Commission's agenda for innovation and progress is a firm commitment to leveraging geospatial data and harnessing Artificial Intelligence's (AI) power. The recent report, 'Geospatial Trends 2023: Opportunities for data.europa.eu,' delves into emerging trends in the geospatial community, aiming to explore the transformative potential of geospatial trends and AI integration, reshaping the landscape of data-driven initiatives. The report emphasises the versatile applications of geospatial data in addressing global challenges, spanning maps, satellite imagery, and location
The Data Spaces Blueprint , unveiled recently, marks a significant moment in the European Union's expansive data strategy. It is a crucial support system for the development of data spaces within the Single European Market, emphasising secure and trustworthy data transactions, and underlining the importance of data sovereignty and trust. This framework lays the foundation for diverse data ecosystems, ensuring their robustness. As part of this strategic initiative, the Data Spaces Blueprint recognises the vital role of open data principles in the broader landscape of data space evolution