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Open Mobility Data in the Nordics

Access to public transport data is a crucial factor to enable new smart mobility solutions in our cities. In the ODIN project, Nordic public transport actors join forces to publish high-quality open data that stimulates new mobility services.

The ODIN project summons the leading and nationally responsible open public transport data actors from Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. The purpose of the cooperation is three-fold:

  1. To lower the barriers for entering the Nordic market and expedite the process of launching mobility services to residents in the Nordics
  2. To implement upcoming EU Regulations in a way that increases the attractiveness of the Nordic mobility market.
  3. To enable the Nordics as a living lab for new innovative mobility services.

The point of departure for the cooperation is a joint position paper, containing six focus areas:

  1. Datasets and Services
  2. Licenses and Terms
  3. Standards and Formats
  4. Leveraging EU regulations
  5. Shared Technology and Open Source
  6. Outreach and developer communication


A tangible result from the ODIN project is a joint Nordic NeTEx profile, based on the work done by Entur in Norway. Through this profile, the Nordic countries will achieve both compliance with the requirements in an upcoming EU regulation as well as compatibility with critical frameworks such as OpenTripPlanner. The Nordic NeTEx profile is governed by eight members (two from the respective country) who are appointed by each country's transport administration.  


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Project management, facilitation and research

Project start


3 years


Entur, Samtrafiken, Swedish Transport Administration, Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority, HSL, Traficom, LMJ, SFMCON, Väylä


Vinnova, Swedish Transport Administration

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Supports the UN sustainability goals

11. Sustainable cities and communities