Pieter Morlion wrote an article with insights on closing the gap between data and citizens:
"For over a decade, we have sumo-wrestled data sources. Lost limbs in battles for integration and our sanity in standardisation. AND WHAT FOR? To have the sweaty fruits of our labour rust on open data portals! It's not sexy, it's hidden and nobody ever uses it. This is a passionate plea for making data speak. For letting it tell the stories of people. If people don't come to the data, let the data come to the people."
In the article, 5 reasons are mentioned why data should be visualized, together with 5 nice examples from the Polivisu Project, Waze Broadcasters, Manyways, Telraam, Waylay and Stockholm.
Pieter Morlion from MORE LION took part in the jury that selected a number of projects to create a digital market place for projects that reduce congestion in the Flemish periphery of Brussels Capital-Region. The project call was an initiative from the New Mobility Network, part of De Werkvennootschap, that is in charge of some major infrastructure works in Flanders.
Manyways.be, a project by Waylay.io and MORE LION, has been nominated 'Application of the year' by the Flemish government (Information Flanders). The idea is to honour the best applications that create or use API's and add value to the digital information ecosystem in Flanders.
Manyways.be is a project that overcomes the thresholds in sharing (open) mobility data and reaching out to citizens. Instead of traditionally sharing open data sets on open data platforms, Manyways visualizes the information in real-time. No technical knowledge or development is needed, and any citizen or road user can immediately check and interpret the state of the mobility system in Brussels, Antwerp and Brussels Airport.
We were happy to wrap-up the Belgian congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and give an overview of trends & tendencies during the workshops and sessions. It was a pleasure as well for Pieter Morlion to introduce the MaaS debate with the public transport providers in Belgium.
We also supported the audience by providing tools for voting on their favourite sessions and handed out the prizes for most impactful presentation (which was won by Erika Decorte from Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer / Mobilidata)
Pieter Morlion (MORE LION) gave a presentation to 300 investors from Bolero at the KBC bank's headquarters in Brussels. Read more here.
Stad Antwerpen experimenteert met automatische parkeercontrole met behulp van een scanwagen. Radio 1 vroeg zich af hoe dit werkt en of het gevaren inhoudt voor de privacy. Beluister het interview hier.
Pieter Morlion will give a presentation on the future of mobility for 300 investors from KBC bank and their investment platform Bolero. As a preparation to the event, they stopped by to ask some questions:
We are happy to launch a Manyways #Smart #Mobility Dashboard for Brussels Airport Company, together with the great people from Waylay! After succesfully launching Manyways mobility dashboards for #Brussels and #Antwerp, a new Manyways dashboard makes it easier to get insights in the mobility to and around Brussels Airport and spark conversations, based on real figures.
visit the dashboards here
Like: at this moment, 4.7% of the cars driving on Brussels ring road, have Brussels Airport as a destination. At this moment: 18.5% of the NMBS-SNCB trains at the airport are running late, vs. 20% of the De Lijn busses. This hour, more cars are leaving the airport (360 or 67%) than entering the terminal area (180 or 33%).
We absolutely see the value of getting the data where it is, and visualise what the possibilities are. Mobility data & figures enable decent planning of individual trips, but above all: decent policy making and monitoring & evaluation! We will keep seeking for interesting mobility data and visualise it for employees, inhabitants and visitors of other cities, companies and economic hotspots.
Pieter Morlion was vandaag verheugd een presentatie te geven voor het programma West-Vlaanderen in Vorm. Met de WinVormlezingen willen de organisatoren bijdragen tot meer ruimtelijke kwaliteit in de provincie West-Vlaanderen. WinVorm is een initiatief van Intercommunales Leiedal en WVI, Provincie West-Vlaanderen, Vlaamse Landmaatschappij, Team Vlaams Bouwmeester.
Pieter Morlion was interviewed by Newspaper De Morgen on the possible uses of the data UBER is sharing with the city of Brussels. (article by Freek Evers)