Proof of concept

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. We put our open source tools for data integration to the test during open Summer of code. 10 students have developed 3 concrete projects based on the suggestions from the open call for ideas!

Check out the three selected projects

crest of hopper project
01. Hopper

Providing tailor made commute paths for (future) e-bike owners to stimulate the shift towards a more sustainable mobility.

crest of configuroute project
02. Configuroute

A tool for making personalized configuration files for route planning.

crest of horison project
03. Horison

Helping small groups of people find suitable places to meet up.


Intermodal route planning advice is vital when we want to convince people to opt for more sustainable ways of transport.

Countless projects have tried to create a perfect intermodal route planning experience, and all of them have been investing over and over again in integrating the same data. When the funding from these projects disappears, also the data integration disappeared.

The Open Planner Team wants to empower anyone to build any kind of route planner, without having to invest in data integration. Your route planner should work out of the box. Therefore, we are first and foremost working on the Open Data itself, by helping data owners publish their data.

By building open source tools that can consume these open data sources automatically, we hope to build a level playing field for Mobility as a Service players

Our team

Open Knowledge Belgium

A not for profit building communities around Open Data. Will be organizing Open Belgium in February 2019 and the open Summer of code 2019 with 10 students taking on the ideas from the public call for ideas.


ANYWAYS manages the Itinero open source route planner. Furthermore, its founder Ben Abelshausen is a member of the OpenStreetMap community. Their tasks will be to create a smarter open data publishing system for the OSM road network.


Researchers from the IDLab team specialize in Open Data interfaces. Earlier they created Linked Connections as a result from the PhD of Pieter Colpaert.


Nextmoov is specialized in creating digital experiences for mobility use cases. The nextmoov team is going to help publishing some datasets, and create a playground for route planning systems.

De Lijn

De Lijn, as part of this project, will be the first early adopters to implement the data publishing specifications in their own organization.