OpenStreetMap & Entur

Entur is a state-owned organization subordinate to the Ministry of Transport and Communications tasked to make it easier for people to use public transport.

We were established on October 15th 2016 to provide sales and ticketing platforms for public transport operators, and to be the national repository for time table data in Norway. Entur also provides customer services which make it easier to plan, compare and buy tickets across all public transport modes, such as bus, train, ferry, subway, and tram. This includes a travel planning service based largely on open-source software such as OpenTripPlanner and open data such as OpenStreetMap. The data we collect is repackaged into openly available free to use API endpoints or data files which can be used under our terms of services.

Because of our extensive use of OpenStreetMap, close cooperation with its community is very important to us and allows us to integrate our systems better with the current state of the Norwegian map. Since our needs are specific and not always covered by the community efforts, we have invested considerable effort in contributing to the map on a large scale. We have clarified our intentions for our mapping here, and intend to follow the OSMF organised mapping policy.

What we collect from OpenStreetMap

  • Road network for routing for foot, cars and boats in Norway, which we use for:
    • Foot-routing to and from addresses.
    • Interchange foot-routing between stops/platforms.
    • Last-mile car routing for areas with low- or no public transport coverage.
    • Generating shape data for appropriate routes.
    • A selection of Points of Interest to populate our geocoder.

What we can offer back to OpenStreetMap

  • The official data set of all public transport stops in Norway.
  • All route data for all transport modes within Norway.
    • All public transport routes in Norway API/NeTEx/GTFS
      • Journey planner API
      • Departure-board API

Files and API’s can be found in our developer portal. Please contact kollektivdata@entur.org for questions related to our data.

Our mapping team

  • Johan Wiklund, mapping director & point of contact
  • Fredrik Edler, senior mapper
  • Ben Ivar Mosfjeld, junior mapper
  • Håkon Fjelstad, junior mapper
  • Jan Brekke, junior mapper
  • Brede Dammen, junior mapper
  • Gard Mellemstrand, junior mapper

Former members of our team