DfT working on National Access Point for transport data

The Department for Transport has commissioned a six-month Beta project to develop a fully working National Access Point, a catalogue of transport metadata used to index data.

Building on the results of a successful scoping study, the DfT, working together with the successful supplier FutureGov, says it will focus on the discoverability of the data itself and the curation required in order to make visiting the eventual NAP a “successful experience so roads related transport data in England needs to be easier to discover”.

The Department adds that the Local Transport Data Discovery report published in 2018 recognised this and has helped drive it towards the provision of a fully-fledged transport metadata catalogue called a National Access Point or NAP.


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