Aug 23, 2023
Mark your calendar: The 2nd OJP4Europe event will take place on October 18th in Vienna. Registration is open until October 11th.
A lot has happened since the first OJP4Europe meeting in Vienna on 22 September 2021. The OJP standard has become increasingly popular among the various providers of travel information services. The common standard enables travel information service providers to connect their routing services. Travellers can seamlessly access travel information from different routing services across borders. In projects such as LinkingAlps and OJP4Danube, valuable experience has already been gained in the use of the OJP standard, such as the need to improve routing algorithms, the improvement of data quality or the experience that the integration of new travel information systems went relatively smoothly, and a starting signal has been given for the first cooperations on a transnational level.
The second OJP4Europe event will bring together public transport operators, service providers, suppliers and policymakers to share their experiences with OJP on the one hand and to discuss key issues for the future roll-out in Europe on the other hand. We look forward to contributions from renowned representatives from LinkingAlps, OJP4Danube, EU-Spirit, the European Commission and many others at the event. Their insights and experiences will facilitate knowledge sharing and strengthen cooperation between OJP-based initiatives and networks across Europe.
What to expect at the event:
We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna and shaping the future of OJP in Europe together.
The big challenge of distributed trip planning is to split a large task - a trip request that exceeds the limits of a single trip planner - into a group of smaller tasks, each of which can be processed by multiple local trip planners and then reassembled and presented as a single route result. A simplified process might look like this:
The main technical principle of distributed journey planning is to split a large task - a travel request that crosses the boundaries of one journey planner - into a series of smaller tasks, each of which is processed by multiple local journey planners and then reassembled and presented as a single routing result.
The OJP standard makes it possible to link travel information by using a uniform data format from different providers across national borders. At the same time, providers retain sovereignty over their data, as it is not collected at a central location but shared with other providers simultaneously.
You can find more information in the LinkingAlps brochure.
Here you can watch the LinkingAlps video series for more details: