Datasets

New in version 2021.02: Open Data Hub Virtual Knowledge Graph and description of underlying Knowledge Model

Changed in version 2021.05: moved technical information for tourism and mobility to this section

Changed in version 2021.08: move subsections Licenses for ODH resources and ODH Virtual Knowledge Graph to appendix Licenses and TOS for the Open Data Hub material and section Accessing the Open Data Hub respectively

The goal of the Open Data Hub project is to make available datasets containing data about the South Tyrolean ecosystem, to allow third parties to develop novel applications on top of them, consuming the exposed data. These applications may range from a simple processing of datasets to extract statistical data and to display the result in different graphic formats like pie-charts, to far more complex applications that combine data from different datasets and correlate them in some useful way.

As seen in Figure 1, data originate from different domains (Mobility, Tourism, and so on); they are gathered from sensors and packed together by Data Providers. Sensors can be for example GPS devices installed on buses that send their real-time geographic position or a small electronic device on a plug of an e-charging station that checks the if the plug is being used or not, to let people know that the charging outlet is available.

Datasets are accessible through a REST API, the URL of each endpoint is given along with other information in the description of each dataset, see the lists of datasets in the remainder of this section.

Data Providers

A Data Provider is any entity that shares their Open Data with the Open Data Hub project, allowing their free reuse (ideally under a free licence like CC0 license (public domain) or CC BY-SA license) from any third-party that relies on the Open Data Hub to build their application. These entities can be private companies or enterprises, public bodies, and even private citizen, if they have interesting data about South Tyrol to share.

The Open Data exposed by the Open Data Hub originate from data and datasets owned by different actors (called Data Providers) which are at this time mostly local public bodies. Since there is no direct 1-to-1 correspondence between Data Providers and datasets, we currently offer a list of data providers whose data can be pulled from Open Data Hub. Indeed, an Open Data Hub dataset can be composed of data deriving from different providers, while a provider can submit to Open Data Hub multiple types of data that will belong to more than one dataset.

The Open Data Hub's Data Providers are:

  • Autostrada del Brennero/Brennerautobahn management of the A22 motorway infrastructure

  • Alperia/Neogy energy provider for South Tyrol

  • APPA Bolzano South Tyrolean agency for the environment

  • APPA Trento Trentino Agency of the environment

  • Bezirksgemeinschaft Burggrafenamt Comunità Comprensoriale Burgraviato

  • Carsharing Alto Adige via its technological partner DB Rent

  • CISMA bluetooth sensors

  • IDM Südtirol/Alto Adige trailblazer for economic development in South Tyrol

  • H2 Südtirol Alto Adige energy company

  • HGV Hoteliers- und Gastwirteverband

  • Inno.vìe mobility solutions

  • LTS South Tyrol Association of Tourism Organisations

  • Municipality of Bolzano

  • Municipality of Merano

  • Municipality of Rovereto

  • Municipality of Trento

  • NOI Techpark technology and science park of South Tyrol

  • Route220, Nevicam and Driwe e-charging stations provider

  • SASA public transport operator

  • SIAG Südtirol Informatica AG - Informatica Alto Adige

  • Südtirol Wein - Vini Alto Adige consortium of South Tyrol Wines

Datasets, Open Data, and Licenses

The Open Data Hub contains many datasets: a few have been provided for testing purposes, other are meant for internal use only, and other contain only a part of their data that is available as Open Data.

While the goal of the Open Data Hub project is to expose only Open Data and the Open Data Hub team members always suggest to use CC0 license (public domain) to third-parties releasing datasets, it is not yet possible for the Open Data Hub team to guarantee the availability as open data of all the data in the datasets, because the data licensing and its distribution rights are decided by the copyright holder of each dataset.

Since some of the datasets may contain data that can not be distributed by the Open Data Hub team under an open licence like, e.g., CC0 license (public domain) or CC BY-SA license, a user will be able to retrieve from each dataset only those data that are distributed as Open Data. The response to a query is in JSON format (although CSV output can be forced) and is always licensed as Open Data. However, the response may include resources like links to web pages, streams, or images that are subject to a different, even proprietary, licence. For more information about this topic, there is a dedicated section in the appendices.

At the date of writing, datasets mostly fall in either the Mobility and the Tourism domains; while a few more uncategorised datasets are available.

Authentication

The authentication layer is currently intended for internal use only. All data in the dataset that you can receive from the Open Data Hub are free to use and do not require any type of authentication.

The authentication layer can be of interest for developers who want to collaborate in the development of Open Data Hub; Details on the implementation are available in section Authentication in the Open Data Hub.

Datasets in the Mobility Domain

This section contains technical information about the datasets in the Mobility Domain and how to access them using the API that the Open Data Hub team developed and made available.

_images/Mobility-domain.png

Figure 8 The dataset in the Mobility Domain at a glance.

Note

Recall that the API v1 for the Mobility Domain is now deprecated.

The description of each dataset includes the following information:

Output

The output format of the API call

E-mail contact

An e-mail contact for the dataset

API version

The versions of the API that can be used to access dataset

StationType

The direct link to each stationType included in the dataset

Use cases and info

Link to web sites that use the dataset and to use cases based on the dataset

Web component

Link to Web Components developed on top of the dataset (optional)

Sources

The list of Data Providers whose data compose the dataset

Note

There is one StationType, namely MobileStation which is a mobile probe no longer active. It will always return an empty set of values, because historical data are not available in the Open Data Hub.

The datasets in the Mobility domain are grouped in Traffic and Mobility sub-domains as follows:

See also

The following howto will help you access data in the Mobility domain:

How to Access Mobility Data With API v2 Access and technical details about the available data

Other howtos are available in the dedicated section.

Traffic

The Mobility/Traffic sub-domain contains data about traffic (like e.g., real time traffic load of a street, environmental measurement) that are useful to plan a trip with an own means of transport, for example a car, or a bike.

it.bz.opendatahub.bluetooth

The data for this datasets are collected by experimental Bluetooth-based sensors and detectors currently located on various points of the streets of Bolzano and soon in other location of South Tyrol. Gathered data are then processed to obtain useful information about the traffic; therefore, data in this dataset are:

  • The total number of vehicles detected

  • An estimation of heavy and light vehicles

Collected data are also split within intervals (of e.g.,15, 30 minutes), for statistical and historical offline analysis. Moreover, the data gathered by the Bluetooth devices are used in the linkstation dataset.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

BluetoothStation

Use cases and info

https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it/

Sources

CISMA

it.bz.opendatahub.environment

In this dataset can be found Pollution and Air Quality data (including, but not limited to, CO, NO2, PM 2.5, PM10). Some portion of the data have been manually elaborated, with the purpose to increase data quality.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

EnvironmentStation

Use cases and info

https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it/, Project STODT

Sources

APPA Bolzano, APPA Trento, A22 Municipality of Bolzano

it.bz.opendatahub.linkstation

The data for this dataset are collected by the same Bluetooth-based sensors that are used to produce the Bluetooth dataset. Indeed, the data gathered by the sensors will be used to produce statistics about a LinkStation, which is defined as the path between an ordered pair of bluetooth stations.

  • the valid matches between pairs of Bluetooth sensors (also called Bluetooth stations).

  • The number of matches per predefined time interval (e.g., 30 or 60 minutes), like in the Bluetooth dataset

  • The estimated travel time and speed of the vehicle, computed for every 15 minutes interval only.

    The definitions and algorithm used in the computations are extensively described in Section Data analysis complexity of this pdf article.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

LinkStation

Use cases and info

https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it/

Sources

A22

it.bz.opendatahub.parking

This dataset contains two types of data:

  • Parking stations - off street parking data (currently for the cities of Bolzano, Merano, Trento, Rovereto), with slot availability and predictions

  • Parking sensors - on street parking data (currently Bolzano, soon Merano). Single parking slots on streets, can be within a virtual area

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

ParkingStation, ParkingSensor

Use cases and info

https://parking.bz.it https://mobility.meran.eu https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it https://mobility.bz.it

Sources

Municipalities of Bolzano, Merano, Trento and Rovereto

it.bz.opendatahub.rwisstation

The Road Weather stations are sensors that measure both the road surface and the weather conditions. Data represent a showcase from project CLEAN-ROADS, which offered open data until 2016.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

RWISstation

Use cases and info

https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it/, https://map.clean-roads.eu/

Sources

A22

it.bz.opendatahub.streetelements

This datasets contains historical data about air quality processing along the roads.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

Streetstation

Use cases and info

Sources

CISMA

it.bz.opendatahub.trafficstation (1)

This datasets contains aggregated data collected by sensors drowned in asphalt, but separated for each lane of a street. For people that travel on Italian streets, these sensors are those large rectangle boxes engraved in asphalt that you can seen also on streets in the cities.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

traffic, TrafficSensor, Trafficstation, TrafficStreetFactor

Use cases and info

https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it/

Sources

Municipality of Bolzano, A22

it.bz.opendatahub.trafficstation (2)

The VMS (Variable Message Sign) sensors collect data about the electronic road signs on the A22 Motorway.

This dataset is formally part of the traffic station dataset, but since data are specific to VMS, we split them for clarity.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

VMS

Use cases and info

https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it/

Sources

A22

it.bz.opendatahub.weather

This dataset contains meteorological data provided by the Weather and Avalanche Services of South Tyrol and Trentino, such as Precipitation and Air temperature

This dataset contains the measurements of the weather data, not the forecast.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

MeteoStation

Use cases and info

https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it/

Sources

Weather and Avalanche Services of South Tyrol and Trentino

Mobility

The Mobility/Mobility sub-domain contains data about public transportation, sharing of transport means, and recharging stations for e-cars.

it.bz.opendatahub.bikesharing

This dataset contains data of the bike sharing service in Bolzano and Merano, such as stations (for station based service - Bolzano), areas (for free floating service - Merano), availability, battery state, and other useful information.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

Bicycle BikesharingStation Bicyclestationbay

Use cases and info

https://mobility.merano.eu/ https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it/

Sources

Municipalities of Bolzano and Merano

it.bz.opendatahub.carpoolinghub

This dataset contains all data of the carpooling service of the Burggrafenamt/Burgraviato region in South Tyrol, including carpooling users, car availability, and locations with accessible destinations.

Note

Only users that have explicitly expressed their consent to privacy are included, no sensitive data is stored or exchanged.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

CarpoolingHub CarpoolingService CarpoolingUser

Use cases and info

https://carpooling.bz.it/ https://mobility.meran.eu/ https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it/

Sources

Bezirksgemeinschaft Burggrafenamt/Comunità Comprensoriale Burgraviato, Inno.vìe

it.bz.opendatahub.carsharing

This dataset contains all data of the car sharing service in South Tyrol, including stations and availability.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

CarsharingStation

Use cases and info

https://mobility.meran.eu/ https://mobility.bz.it/ https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it/

Sources

Car Sharing Südtirol Alto Adige

it.bz.opendatahub.echargingstation

This datasets exposes data about the existing e-charging stations and plugs in South Tyrol and their status, including historical data and usage. Data about station offering Hydrogen recharged are also included.

Note

For this datasets are available also a number of Web Components, see the use cases.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1 deprecated, v2

StationType

EChargingPlug EChargingStation

Use cases and info

https://mobility.meran.eu/ https://analytics.opendatahub.bz.it/ https://mobility.bz.it/

Web Components

Smart Mobility Mobility E-Charging Map Mobility E-Charging Dashboard

Sources

Alperia (Neogy), Route220, nevicam, Driwe, H2 Südtirol Alto Adige

Public Transportation

Warning

This dataset is not supported anymore and will be removed from the Open Data Hub in the next future.

This dataset shows the real time position of buses operated by SASA in South Tyrol and, through a few subsets, additional information about lines, station boards, and news.

There are additional subsets that expose data in different formats:

  • info.opensasa.plandata (VDV 451 - VDV 452)

  • info.opensasa.stationboard (JSON)

  • info.opensasa.news (JSON)

  • info.opensasa.rssDE (XML)

  • info.opensasa.rssIT (XML)

Datasets in the Tourism Domain

Changed in version 2021.06: modified URLs of datasets and API; ordered Tourism datasets lexicographically

This section contains technical information about the dataset in the Tourism Domain and how to access them using the API that the Open Data Hub team developed and made available.

_images/Tourism-domain.png

Figure 9 The dataset in the Tourism Domain at a glance.

Datasets presented here are related to all kind of touristic activities in South Tyrol. By exploring this domain, it is possible to find information about winter and summer offers from local touristic boards, information about weather, hotels and accommodation, Points of Interests, and a lot more.

The following information is provided for each dataset in the Tourism domain:

Output

The output format of the API call

E-mail contact

An e-mail contact for the dataset

API version

The versions of the API that can be used to access the dataset

Swagger URL

The URL of the swagger interface to the data

API URL

The URL of the browsable version of the dataset

Use cases and info

Link to web sites that use the dataset and to use cases based on the dataset

Android App

Link to app for mobile phones developed using the data in the dataset

Sources

The list of Data Providers whose data compose the dataset

SPARQL Endpoint

Dataset is accessible through the SPARQL Endpoint 1

1

This information is provided only if the dataset is accessible through SPARQL.

See also

The following howto will help you access data in the Tourism domain:

How to access Tourism Data? Access and technical details about the available data

How to use the Open Data Hub’s Tourism Data Browser? Browse Open Data offered by the Open Data Hub

Quick and (not-so) Dirty Tips for Tourism (AKA Mini-howtos) Quick tips and troubleshooting

Other howtos are available in the dedicated section.

it.bz.opendatahub.accommodation

This dataset contains various data about accomodation in South Tyrol, including information about the rooms.

Besided with Open Data Hub API, this dataset can be queried with the AlpineBits protocol.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1, AlpineBits HotelData 2017-10, 2018-10, and soon 2020-10

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/Accommodation

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/Accommodation

Use cases and info

https://databrowser.opendatahub.bz.it/ https://suedtirol.info/en/

Android App

Südtirol Guide/Alto Adige Guide

Sources

LTS

SPARQL Endpoint

https://sparql.opendatahub.bz.it

it.bz.opendatahub.activity

This dataset contains data about activities from LTS, including local tours, hiking, running & fitness, cross-country skiing, alpine climbing, e-bike, downhill, nordic walking, and many more. This dataset offers LTS categorization and enhanced filtering.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/Activity

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/Activity

Use cases and info

https://databrowser.opendatahub.bz.it/ https://suedtirol.info/en/

Sources

LTS ActivityData

it.bz.opendatahub.activity_poi

This dataset contains a collection of activities and Points of Interest (PoI) in the South Tyrol region. The available data have been extracted from different sources and also offer IDM categorisation. This is a kind of superdataset, which includes also poi dataset, activity dataset, and gastronomy dataset.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/ODHActivityPoi

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/ODHActivityPoi

Use cases and info

https://databrowser.opendatahub.bz.it/ https://suedtirol.info/en/

Android App

Südtirol Guide/Alto Adige Guide

Sources

LTS ActivityData, LTS PoiData, LTS GastronomicData, SuedtirolWein, SIAG Museum data, IDM Content, and other Sources

it.bz.opendatahub.common

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/Common

it.bz.opendatahub.event

This dataset contains data about active events provided by LTS (TIC Web): meetings, fairs, markets, performances, courses, music, festivals, hikes, trips, guided tours, exhibitions, and so on. Data about past events is also included.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/Event

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/Event

Use cases and info

https://databrowser.opendatahub.bz.it/ https://suedtirol.info/en/

Android App

Südtirol Guide/Alto Adige Guide

Sources

LTS

SPARQL Endpoint

https://sparql.opendatahub.bz.it

it.bz.opendatahub.eventshort

This dataset contains events provided by NOI Techpark, Eurac and St. Virtual.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/EventShort

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/EventShort

Use cases and info

https://today.noi.bz.it/ https://noi.bz.it/it/event-calendar/ https://virtual.noi.bz.it/programma.html

Sources

LTS

it.bz.opendatahub.gastronomy

This dataset contains data about gastronomy locations from LTS, including restaurants, bars, bistros, pubs, apres ski, pizzerias, fast food, cafeterias, vinotheques, beer gardens, mountain refuges, alpine huts, ski huts, etc. This dataset offers enhanced filtering (cuisine types, ceremony codes, dish codes etc.).

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/Gastronomy

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/Gastyronomy

Use cases and info

https://databrowser.opendatahub.bz.it/ https://suedtirol.info/en/

Sources

LTS

SPARQL Endpoint

https://sparql.opendatahub.bz.it

it.bz.opendatahub.location

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/Location

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/Location

it.bz.opendatahub.package

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://service.suedtirol.info/swagger/ui/index#/Package

it.bz.opendatahub.poi

This dataset contains data about PoIs from LTS, such as beauty and wellness centres, bikes, castles, climbing halls, cocktail bars, e-bike rentals, fashion shops, pharmacies, gas stations, car parks, shops, ski schools, and many more. This dataset offers LTS categorisation.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/Poi

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/Poi

Use cases and info

https://databrowser.opendatahub.bz.it/ https://suedtirol.info/en/

Sources

LTS PoiData

it.bz.opendatahub.ski

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#!/Common/get_v1_SkiArea

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/SkiArea

it.bz.opendatahub.snowreport

The Snow Report Data dataset contains detailed reports of all South Tyrolean Ski Areas, including an aggregation of different Datatypes. Status and conditions of Lifts, Slopes, Ski tracks, Sledges, Measuring points (like e.g., snow height and last snow day), and Ski Areas basic data are part of this dataset.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/Weather/get_v1_Weather_SnowReport

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/Weather/SnowReportBase

Use cases and info

https://databrowser.opendatahub.bz.it/ https://suedtirol.info/en/

Sources

LTS, IDM

it.bz.opendatahub.venue

This dataset contains events location provided by LTS such as info about a location (e.g. number of seats, number of seats for disabled people, venue, etc.) or info to book an event location (e.g. prices, room configuration, etc.). Data are accessible in AlpineBits DestinationData format.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/Venue

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/Venue

Use cases and info

https://databrowser.opendatahub.bz.it/

Sources

LTS

it.bz.opendatahub.weather-forecast

This dataset contains weather forecast for South Tyrol. Updated daily at 07:00 AM and 11:00 AM (Sundays only at 10 AM), the bulletin contains the following forecasts:

  • current and next day weather, and five days evolution in the whole South Tyrol

  • for current and next day in mountain

  • current weather and next two days evolution for each South Tyrolean districts.

    All data is requested live through the Weather service of the Province of Bolzano-Bozen (South Tyrol). Data is available in English, German, and Italian language.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/weather

Use cases and info

https://databrowser.opendatahub.bz.it/

Android App

Südtirol Guide/Alto Adige Guide

Sources

SIAG

it.bz.opendatahub.webcam

This dataset contains Webcam Data. All data is synchronized daily from LTS (Webcam links). All data is transferred and is daily updated.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v1

Swagger URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/#/WebcamInfo

API URL

https://tourism.api.opendatahub.bz.it/v1/WebcamInfo

Use cases and info

https://databrowser.opendatahub.bz.it/ https://suedtirol.info/en/

Sources

Webcam links from LTS and IDM

Datasets in Other Domains

Creative Industries

This dataset originates from data collected in the DAVINCI project, whose aims is to increase local businesses by improving innovation and digitalisation of services.

The data consists of a list of actors that operated in the creativity sector in South Tyrol and is used as data source to generate a map for a dedicated Web Component

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v2

StationType

CreativeIndustry

Web Component

Creative Industries

Sources

IDM

NOI-Place

This dataset contains all places, offices, meeting rooms, and in general all points of interest located in the various buildings that compose the NOI Techpark in Bolzano-Bozen, Italy.

This dataset is used to create the interactive map of the NOI Techpark.

Output

JSON, mime-type application/json

E-mail contact

API version

v2

StationType

NOI-Place

Use cases and info

https://maps.noi.bz.it/

Sources

NOI Techpark

https://alpinebits.opendatahub.bz.it/AlpineBits

This endpoint provides data from the AlpineBits Open Standard, whose purpose it to ease B2B data exchange among actors involved in the alpine tourism.

Documentation for developers, including sample code snippets and additional material can be found on AlpineBits dedicated page for developers https://www.alpinebits.org/hoteldata/.

Various development and testing tools can be found on https://development.alpinebits.org/#/home.

Output

XML, multipart/form-data

E-mail contact

help@opendatahub.bz.it

AlpineBits versions

v2017-10, v2018-10 (coming soon 2020-10)

AlpineBits Endpoint

https://alpinebits.opendatahub.bz.it/AlpineBits