Open Food Data and Open Transport Data: Two milestones in Switzerland’s Open Data History – Open Knowledge International Blog
lterrat's bookmarks 2017-03-15
"Launch of the innovation program food.opendata.ch
In collaboration with Engagement Migros, the development funds of the Migros group, Opendata.ch launched the three years program 'Business Innovation food.opendata.ch'. The food.opendata.ch program supports creative, entrepreneurial and scientific projects in the area of food and nutrition data on their way from the first idea to market readiness by providing new open data, intense coaching and mentorship, and financial support.
The first event to start out the program was the Open Food Data Hackday, which took place in February 2017, with parallel events in Zurich and Lausanne. If you want to follow the progress of this program, check the website -> food.opendata.ch for regular updates.
Launch of opentransportdata.swiss
The open data platform of the swiss public transport was launched in early December 2016. Opentransportdata.swiss is the platform for customer information data on public transport in Switzerland, where you can obtain data on public transport free of charge and get access to specific public transport services. The data published on this platform has been ideally prepared for developers. With the swiss chapter, we have been fighting for open public transport data since 2011, and now it’s finally here! Let’s all go use that data to make travel smarter!"