Frequently Asked Questions
Delegated Regulations do not imply an obligation to collect ITS-related data. However, potential data providers of Greece are strongly advised to provide data that they already possess to the National Access Point so as to actively contribute to the enhancement of ITS ecosystem in Greece, in line with the requirements of the relevant European Legislation.
There is no specific requirement regarding the type and format of data that are (to be) accommodated by the Greek NAP. The Greek NAP’s platform is data type- and format-agnostic. However, it is recommended to data providers: requirements of the relevant European Legislation.
- for real-time data to use formats that facilitate real-time data exchange (e.g., XML, JSON, or other). In addition, data providers are advised to adopt data exchange standards that are mentioned within the Delegated Regulations supplementing the ITS Directive (e.g., DATEXII regarding real time traffic data exchange).
- for static or historical data to use formats that facilitate machine readability of provided data (e.g., CSV).
There is no specific requirement regarding the update frequency of provided datasets. However, data are strongly advised to update the data that they provide on a regular basis as well as in case of a substantial in the content of provided information. The timeliness of provided data and the degree to which they correspond to reality are important parameters for the evaluation of their quality. These parameters will be utilized during sample compliance assessment by the body designated by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of Greece.
The procedure that a potential data provider must follow in order to publish data to the NAP is as follows:
- A representative of the data provider gets registered to the Greek NAP by utilizing the “Register” link included in the upper right corner of the NAP’s user interface (http://data.nap.gov.gr/en/user/register).
- The representative of the data provider fills out the data provider form that is available here.
- The representative of the data provider sends an e-email to the NAP administrator using the address firstname.lastname@example.org as inside address. This email shall include the filled-out form, the full name of the representative of the data provider, the company/organization name, and a short description of the dataset that the data provider wishes to publish through the Greek NAP. This email shall be sent using as return address the same address utilized by the representative of the data provider during the registration process.
- The completed request is evaluated by the NAP administrator, which may request additional information to validate the request.
- The results of the evaluation of the authentication request is sent by the NAP administrator to the e-mail address stated in step 1.
- In case of a positive evaluation, the user account of the data provider’s representative is granted with dataset publication rights.
- The technical procedure for publishing the data in the NAP is described in the detailed instructions for use of the NAP here.
- For any issue in the above steps potential providers can contact us by email email@example.com.