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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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Experiment with data in public administration supported by the EU
On Thursday, April 20, the European Commission and the Slovenian Ministry of Digital Transformation hosted a webinar for the country’s civil servants, aiming to promote the use of more and better data in policymaking and public administration. The event specifically highlighted the support available from the European Commission to Member States, including the Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI) service. Data is vital to provide better services to citizens and drive innovation. However, the public sector faces challenges related to data skills and technology which hinder their capabilities. The
Discover the data.europa academy: Fourth course, ‘Creating your business with open data’
The fourth course of the restructured data.europa.eu academy, titled ‘Creating your business with open data’ explains the ways in which data can strengthen your business. Through webinars, e-learning and reading materials you will learn how to use open data to create a new product or service or develop it and take it to the next level. The course consists of nine lessons, starting with ‘What is the value of data?’. This lesson explores how open data creates value for governments, businesses and individuals. Following that, the lesson ‘How useful is my data?’ provides information and tools to
World Environment Day: Open data on plastic pollution
Today is World Environment Day, dedicated to raise awareness on plastic pollution. The accumulation of plastic products in the environment causes significant problems for wildlife and their habitats as well as for human populations. Approximately 7 billion out of the 9.2 billion tonnes of plastic produced from 1950 to 1917 ended up as waste in nature. Therefore, systematic change in the way we produce, use and dispose plastic is crucial. Changing the way we reuse, recycle, reorient and diversify plastic is proposed by the UN environment programme in their report ‘Turning off the Tap: How the
Learn about the key highlights of the webinar ‘Data spaces: Introducing the concept and relevance in today’s world’
On Friday 12 May, the data.europa academy hosted the webinar ‘Data spaces: Introducing the concept and relevance in today’s world’. This was the first webinar in a series of webinars on Data Spaces, aligning with the European Data Strategy, where a common European data space is defined as a key element to facilitate data pooling and sharing. This first webinar introduced its concept, policy and legal framework. Data spaces are data ecosystems that operate based on shared policies and rules to overcome legal and technical barriers to data sharing and unleash the value of data. Building upon