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Re: Datasets on UK transport ?

From: Bill Roberts <bill@swirrl.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 09:09:57 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTikb0t6QRbZO1_o9FBAQCzyx0sm8FYvGCWe-+tXK@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrea Splendiani <andrea.splendiani@bbsrc.ac.uk>
Cc: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
I've recently put together some Linked Data on tube stations and tube lines,
based on Transport for London data listed on data.london.gov.uk (
http://data.london.gov.uk/taxonomy/organisations/tfl)  See
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/termsandconditions/11402.aspx for terms and
conditions.

Mainly it's just location information, but it does include which station is
on which line, as well as the station and line codes you need to query the
Transport for London APIs, including the TrackerNet live train time data.
Example station:
http://publishmydata.com/id/transport/uk/transport-for-london/station/bank
Example line:
http://publishmydata.com/id/transport/uk/transport-for-london/line/northern

Full list of stations - use this query at http://publishmydata.com/sparql

select * where {?s a <
http://publishmydata.com/def/transport/tube#TubeStation>}

I haven't yet created dataset metadata for this or added it to the list of
datasets on the site, but will do that soon.

Cheers

Bill


On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 2:48 AM, Andrea Splendiani <
andrea.splendiani@bbsrc.ac.uk> wrote:

> Ok, thanks!
> I have to dig into it a bit. I didn't find ways and relations at first, but
> it's a big file...
> I'll check better tomorrow!
>
> best,
> Andrea
>
> Il giorno 19/gen/2011, alle ore 22.49, Sören Auer ha scritto:
>
> > Am 19.01.2011 23:31, schrieb Andrea Splendiani:
> >> I have been looking for some datasets on the UK transport
> infrastructure, and more precisely in a graph for roads/railways/ bus lines
> and perhaps even airlines.
> >> I have checked a bit the transport endpoint of data.gov.uk, but found a
> lot of information on stations, including their position, but no information
> on their connectivity.
> >> I've only found maps and pdfs so far...
> >>
> >> Is anybody that can give some hint, or even a pointer to where to ask ?
> >
> > This information is often available in OpenStreetMap:
> >
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features#Railway
> >
> > An RDF representation of OSM is available at: http://linkedgeodata.org
> >
> > However, due to the main focus of the OSM folks being the map
> > representation (and not the ontological representation) you might have
> > to postprocess the data in order to get what you want. I.e. I could
> > imagine a tram or rail line is composed of several /ways/ (OSM term for
> > a line connecting nodes/points) participating in a /relation/ (OSM term
> > for a combination of ways and/or nodes) - you might want to chose a
> > simpler representation for your purpose.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Sören
>
>  Andrea Splendiani
> Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
> Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology
> +44(0)1582 763133 ext 2004
> andrea.splendiani@bbsrc.ac.uk
>
>
>
>
>
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