Jätkäsaari pilot data
West Harbour traffic situational picture and ferry arrivals
Traffic situational picture solution developed by Infotripla integrates data from several sources, including vehicle calculation sensors, to provide tools and increased awareness for traffic management to address traffic peaks resulting from the arriving ferries. Related open data and APIs are available at https://helsinki.liikennenyt.fi/opendata/.
• Incident and roadwork information
• Route suggestions out from the harbour
• Port vehicle data
Jätkäsaari Smart Junction
Jätkäsaari Smart Junction project produces data on traffic fluency through cameras and radars installed at the bottleneck intersection of Mechelininkatu/Hietalahdenkatu and Jätkäsaarenlaituri. This data feeds to further research on possibilities to improve traffic fluency with the help of traffic signal optimization based on the application of AI.
More information about the open radar data and requesting access here.
Data from the junctions includes:
• Lane-specific vehicle counts
• Travel times
V2X (vehicle-to-anything) / I2V (infra-to-vehicle) test equipment
C-ITS (Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems) tests can be arranged using Commsignia Onboard Unit ITS-OB4 and Roadside Unit ITS-RS4 V2X. Both units are ‘hybrids’ that can use both cellular networks (C-V2X) and wi-fi (ETSI ITS-G5 standard).
This equipment is one of the first of its kind commercially available. Also first vehicles using ITS-G5 are in the European market: VW Golf 8 & ID.3 (VW calling this communication ‘Car2X’).
ITS-G5’s first ‘Day 1’ messages now in use communicate for approaching vehicles mainly safety related issues:
– emergency vehicles (approaching or stationary)
– road works (temporary or moving)
– broken or stationary vehicle on the road, traffic jam
– active safety system (e.g. automated emergency braking) activated in a vehicle ahead
These messages can be demoed or tested. The Roadside Unit can be installed in Jätkäsaari or can be temporarily used from a parked road-side lab Lanssi (an old ambulance). Test equipment is provided by Vediafi Oy and is free for testing through Mobility Launchpad project until the end of April 2021. For more information contact Raimo Tengvall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Last 50m data for logistics
The New solutions in city logistics 6Aika project has collected detailed data on routes to buildings and entrances. The purpose of the data is to make it easier to find the right entrance and to speed up the delivery of goods, for example. The data is stored and available in OpenStreetMap and for demonstration purposes an example application app.gatesolve.com is created. It visualises entrances and routes of last 50 meters to them.
Collected entrances, barriers and steps may be previewed on the Overpass Turbo service: https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/UY7 (click Run in top left corner to get the fresh data). In addition to those elements, service roads, footpaths and other ways in the area in Openstreetmap are evaluated and completed as needed in the course of the data gathering effort.
Data in the Jätkäsaari area (West Harbour)
You can find a detailed report done in the NSB CoRe project in 2017 regarding the Helsinki West Harbour Data and Interfaces here. The inventoried data and APIs cover both static and dynamic sources.
Map service for viewing information
The City of Helsinki’s map service (kartta.hel.fi) provides a user interface for viewing geographic information and datasets as map layers. It includes, for example, information about the buildings and real estates, streets, bike paths and racks, city plans etc.
Information about the buildings can also be browsed as a different 3D model views of the city as seen in the screenshot below.
Traffic research and statistics in Helsinki
The Transport and Traffic Planning Division monitors the development of traffic in Helsinki. The division calculates vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic numbers annually to be utilized in planning. Information on the monitored data and statistics can be found here (in Finnish).
The Finnish Meteorological Institute offers open data (https://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/open-data) on weather and air quality.
University of Helsinki’s MegaSense program enables solutions by gathering and fusing spatially variable gas and particulate measurements from high-end scientific instruments, commercial air quality transmitters, dense low-cost sensor arrays, and consumer wearables. You can find further information about the specific data sets and APIs here.
Digitransit (regional and national)
Digitransit (https://digitransit.fi/en/) is a journey planning platform available regionally, nationally and as open source code. All interested parties are welcome to contribute in the development of the service.
Digiroad (https://vayla.fi/web/en/open-data/digiroad) is a national database that provides comprehensive and up-to-date information of the Finnish road and street network. It includes the road geometry and road attribute data. The data is available free of charge and can be used for development and commercialization of transport and mobility services.
Digitraffic (https://www.digitraffic.fi/en/) provides REST/JSON and WebSocket APIs for road, rail and marine traffic information in Finland.
The open data APIs include, for example:
Road traffic (https://www.digitraffic.fi/en/road-traffic/):
• Traffic Measurement System data (450+ measuring stations)
• Current free flow speeds
• Traffic disorders
• Weight restrictions
• Road weather stations, cameras and forecasts
Rail traffic (https://www.digitraffic.fi/en/railway-traffic/):
• Routes and schedules
• Timeliness (real-time and historical)
• Train locations
• Train composition (wagons, locomotives)
• Services on time
Marine traffic (https://www.digitraffic.fi/en/marine-traffic/):
• Vessel location AIS
• Vessel and harbour metadata
National Access Point
The Finnish national open transport services catalogue (National Access Point, (https://finap.fi/#/), is where transport service providers are obliged to submit essential information on their services via machine-readable interfaces. The catalogue is intended for service developers to find transport service information and interfaces. Using the NAP information does not require registration.
Essential information for transport services (e.g. passenger transport services, stations, ports and terminals, vehicle-for-hire services, shared mobility services) includes, for example: