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Development of LOD conversion tools in the LOD-ROADTRAN18

source: https://github.com/serverless/serverless/issues/8485

Within the LOD-ROADTRAN18 project, a tool for converting traffic data from XML schemas into a new semantic model was created.

Currently, many public authorities publish traffic data using various xml schemas, such as the standard DATEX. In the Czech Republic, traffic data are published, for example, through the Roads and Motorways Directorate portal in the DATEX II format.

As part of the LOD-ROADTRAN18 CEF Action, a team from the CTU Faculty of Transportation Sciences is working together with TamTam Research and other participants from the Spanish side to implement and test some translation tools for converting traffic data into a new semantic model. These tools are part of the results of the project for Activity 6 (Linked Open Traffic Data concept development), which consists of three different tasks:

  • Task 6.1. Common metadata model for traffic information.
  • Task 6.2. Definition and implementation of Linked Open traffic Data model.
  • Task 6.3. Semantic validation and conversion tools.
These new tools and the semantic model are based on previous models, but contain more information. They are prepared for traffic data contexts in Spain and the Czech Republic.

Project LODRoadTran18 (Supporting the cross-border use of Road Traffic Data with Linked Open Data based on DATEX II) continues its successful development. The project aims to improve the extraction of meaning from traffic data and enable other types of services that can only be achieved using LOD.


The LOD-RoadTran18 that aims to support the re-use of dynamic Road Traffic Data in and across the Czech Republic and Spain is co-financed by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) (2018-EU-IA-0088) through the CEF Telecom programme.1

  1. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of TamTam Research and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.