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A National Access Point (NAP) is a central internet resource from which transport data for a country can be obtained by operators and third parties.
- A NAP may comprise a repository of reference data and/or a registry of available data services and real-time feeds.
- Data can be of many different types, both static - operators, lines, stops, timetables, accessibility, etc. and real-time (vehicle locations, estimated arrival times, disruptions, etc.)
- A NAP will hold metadata about the available data and feeds so as to be able to support search and discovery processes.
European Member states are required by the EC to have a NAP for specified types of data by 2020.
- A number of standard formats and APIS, such as NeTEx, DatexII, SIRI are mandated.
Check the DATA4PT website for additional information.