Posts Tagged ‘transport’

Open Data Manchester

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Date: 29-05-2012
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 20:30







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Open Data Manchester is a meetup for all people who are interested in making data open for the benefit of citizens, businesses and public bodies alike. The meetings are mix of presentation, conversation and sharing of tips, hacks and data.

The event is an open forum and free.

Trams, Trains and Buses

This month we have a bit of a transport theme going on.

Dave Busby (Integrated Transport Systems Manager ) and Craig Berry (Information Manager) from TfGM will be providing an update on the release of transport datasets including real-time. So we hope to see some updates on the Trams, CentreLine and Road Traffic Collisions.

Also we have Nathan Day from Rockshore who is working on the National Rail Data Feeds service which is currently in beta and due for public launch at the end of June. The data available includes Train Movements, Train Describers, RTPPM, VSTP, TSR, Timetable.
Nathan will give an overview of the data, the API and what it all means.

And if that wasn’t enough Traveline’s Nextbuses API has just been made public.

Don’t forget that there is a Government Open Standards consultation taking place before our event Open Standards Consultation


If you want to get more involved with Open Data in Manchester there is an active Googlegroup here

Lovely Data Transport Hack Day

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Lovely Transport Hacking

Title: Lovely Data Transport Hack Day
Location: MadLab
Description: Lovely Data is a series of Open Data hack days sponsored by Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA) and run in partnership with Open Data Manchester, DataGM, FutureEverything and the MadLab. The theme of the very first Lovely Data, taking place on Saturday 9 April 2011, is Transport.
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2011-04-09
End Time: 17:00
Booking: Free, but please book a place.

Do you have ideas on how to improve public transport and travel information in Manchester?

Are you a developer or designer who wants to build great applications using public transport data?

Do you work in local government and want to know more about Open Data at a practical level?

Do you just want to get your hands on lots of Lovely Data?

Lovely Data is a series of Open Data hack days sponsored by Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA) – part of Manchester City Council – and run in partnership with Open Data ManchesterDataGMFutureEverything and the Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab).

Read more about Lovely Data on the lovely blog.

The theme of the very first Lovely Data, taking place on Saturday 9 April 2011, is Transport.

We’d like you to share your ideas, play with public transport data sets, build cool applications that show off your skills, and give feedback on how public data can be improved.

You’ll learn more about the Data GM – the open data catalogue for Greater Manchester – and give feedback on how it can be improved.

You don’t need to be a super geek to get something out of the day (though super geeks are always welcome!). If you’ve got a great idea you can team up with someone who’s got some coding skills.

What you’ll need to bring

Ideas on improving public transport data! They’re always good.

A computer you can create, design and / or code stuff on.

Not a programmer? Bring a computer or mobile anyway and you can help with research on the day or testing the websites and things that people make from your ideas.

Some projectors will be available, but please bring your own VGA adapter if you want connect.

Any questions?

Leave a comment on the Lovely Data blog and Alan Holding at MDDA (that’s me!) will do his best to help.

Teas, coffees and lunch will be provided.

Please note that the MadLab will also be hosting a writer’s group meeting in the afternoon, so please be prepared to move around a bit to accommodate them.


This event is sponsored by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.