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Two new phases completed during the progress of the LOD-RoadTran18 project

  • October 13rd, 2020
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The LOD-RoadTran18 project, coordinated by the IRTIC with the support of LMT Group, has carried out analyses related to the implementation of priority actions stemming from the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive and models used for road traffic at European level, as well as at national level in Spain and the Czech Republic. Progress in these tasks means completing two phases of the project, funded by the European Commission through the CEF Telecom programme.

In order to detect deficiencies with respect to the requirement of the Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive, the current implementations of the main actions derived from the ITS directive were studied. The purpose of the analysis was to examine the technical and operational aspects of both directives and their impact on open data portals and traffic information services.

In this sense, elements such as discovery, distribution and harvesting processes have been analysed together with linked data concepts and metadata description of services. The results of the analysis will be used in both the design and implementation phases of the project.

Concerning the second study, it is related to the models used for road traffic and travel information in Europe, both at European and national level in the specific cases of the Czech Republic and Spain. Its purpose was to highlight the most important aspects of the main traffic models and vocabularies that must be taken into account during the development of the project.

The analysis explored the robustness, objectivity, structural integrity, availability, spread of use, usability with Linked Open Data concepts, approachability, geospatial issues and location referencing of the models.

LOD-RoadTran18 aims to ensure that traffic data from Spain and the Czech Republic improve their interoperability, distribution and reusability at European level and become linked open data.

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