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We need data to be published, not a web-service

When allowing third party developers to work pula pula inflavel with your data, what do you do? Do you offer them an API? Or do you publish the raw data? It’s a discussion that pops up again and again, and we … Continue reading

26. January 2022 by Pieter Colpaert
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Call for Speakers: Open Belgium 2017 conference

Open Knowledge Belgium has a yearly conference called Open Belgium! In 2017, the Open Belgium conference will be held in Brussels on March the 6th. Today, the call for speakers was announced! As this is a yearly tradition for iRail … Continue reading

26. October 2016 by Pieter Colpaert
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Small enhancements of the API documentation

We have updated the API docs slightly over here: https://hello.irail.be/api/1-0/ Change log: Vehicle information now contains much more data about arrivals, delays, cancelations, and so forth. It’s kept backward compatible, but the new properties should allow you to make richer … Continue reading

21. July 2016 by Pieter Colpaert
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Visualizing our queries

On top of the iRail API, many requests happen. Even if we give concrete numbers, it remains difficult to understand how many requests we actually get. Serkan Yildiz, one of the open Summer of code students, created the open iRail … Continue reading

19. July 2016 by Pieter Colpaert
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TrainTracker

This is a guest blog post by Pepijn Mores, a student at HELMo Saint-Marie. In this blog post he shows how easy it is to create an app to fulfill his own transportation needs, which we thought is very interesting: it … Continue reading

04. January 2016 by Pieter Colpaert
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