About MobiData BW (EN)

MobiData BW - Mobility Data and Services for Baden-Wuerttemberg

On this website, you will find mobility data across all modes of transportation, available for the usage under an open license (Data license Germany – attribution – version 2.0; https://www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2-0). The mobility data ecosystem MobiData BW not only comprises data from state institutions, but also adds data sets of regional and local partners, as well as information shared by private mobility companies.

MobiData BW is funded by the Baden-Württemberg state government, represented by the Ministry of Transport, with the aim of providing open mobility data as a contribution to both, mobility management by public authorities and private sector driven mobility innovation. The platform and services of MobiData BW developed and run by the state-owned NVBW - Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH. Technical platform operation, innovation management and partner management are key responsibilities of the MobiData BW team at the NVBW.
Providing open access to previously disclosed mobility data can support the stimulation of a digital innovation ecosystem. Resulting mobility innovations should promote more comfortable, sustainable mobility options for everyone.

MobiData BW is considered as ‚work in progress‘ and is designed as a platform serving an open innovation process with partners from local authorities, universities, start-ups, companies, mobility providers and citizens. Already available data represent just a starting point - more and more data will be shared through MobiData BW. By disclosing data from different data generators, MobiData BW homogenizes different licenses what lowers the barriers for data reusers. Moreover, proprietary APIs are transformed into approved standards (such as WFS, WMS, GBFS, GeoJSON, DORA-API, TRIAS-API), resulting in a grand versatility to access the data provided by the platform.

However, MobiData BW is more than an open data platform. As of summer 2021, MobiData BW will provide an intermodal routing logic as open service, which takes into account all data available on the platform. Through a widget builder, which is offered as service free of charge for anyone who is interested (local authorities, companies, citizens, etc.), the routing engine can be implemented on any website and provide intermodal mobility information for the public in Baden-Württemberg and beyond.

MobiData BW is based on three components:

  • data platform
  • intermodal routing service provider including a widget builder [available in 2021]
  • information portal

Underlying principles of MobiData BW:

  • standardization and
  • open data licensing.

So far, data descriptions are only available in German language. If you have difficulties in understanding and using available datasets, please do not hesitate contacting us.

Please also contact us if you have any further questions on the concept of MobiData BW or if you want to enhance intelligent mobility together with us.

We are looking forward to further ideas and solutions based on open data and on open services.

The MobiData BW Team:

NVBW - Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH
Team Digital Mobility
Innovation Manager: Carolin Herdtle
Data Manager: Abdullahi Fatola
Projekt Lead: Markus Jackenkroll
Partner Manager: Julia Käfer and Florian Stratz

How to contact us: mobidata-bw@nvbw.de // P: 0049 711 / 23991-277

About the NVBW

The Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg (NVBW, literal translation Regional Public Transport Agency) is the mobility agency of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The company was established in 1995 as a result of railway restructuring in Germany, which included devolution of responsibility for regional rail services to the state level. Hence, NVBW’s core activity lies in the management of regional rail transport, comprising service and infrastructure planning, tendering, controlling and performance monitoring.

Over time, the range of tasks has widened, and the NVBW is now active in the whole field of new mobility, including, walking & cycling, and data driven mobility. These activities include public transport travel information, marketing, support of service planning, or training and exchange between the state’s local and regional authorities. The NVBW also offers its services on a consultancy basis free of charge. Depending on the nature of the task, the agency collaborates in different settings with local, regional and state authorities, transport providers and other institutions.