National Access Points (NAPs) represent an important building block of European ITS Infrastructure. EU EIP Sub-Activity 4.6 is committed to the harmonisation of such NAPs, in order to make them interoperable and effective across European ITS stakeholders. An important harmonisation item are Metadata, describing the data offers of NAPs in structured and agreed manner.
European NAP partners, under the coordination of EU EIP Sub-Activity 4.6, have developed an update of the “Coordinated Metadata Catalogue”. This work is a blueprint for Metadata structures at each individual NAP in Europe. It defines a common, minimum Metadata set, in particular 32 Metadata elements, including their description, types and obligation levels.
It is considering all data and information domains of the EU Directive and the respective Delegated Regulations. The current update of the “Catalogue” also covers multi-modal travel data and services, according to Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2017/1926.
The “Catalogue” has been recently presented at the “5th Follow-Up Member States Expert Meeting” at the European Commission. See the slides for brief information on the background and contents of the “Catalogue”.
The presented work is a further milestone of EU EIP in supporting and harmonising data provision and exchange via NAPs. If you are interested in this work, please contact EU EIP Sub-Activity 4.6 member Peter Lubrich (email@example.com).