Guide me

We advise all users to review the following guidance for a better Bus Open Data Service (BODS) experience.

For all the key dates and requirements for publishing data on BODS access the data requirement guidance.

  1. Step 1 Read supporting documents

    View user guide

    The user guide includes an overview, the schema, guidance, requirements, and the best practices for publishing BODS data.

  2. Step 2 Set up your account

    Invite members and agents

    Invite other members from your organisations and / or agents who will act on your behalf to publish data.

    Update profile

    Update your profile including licence number and NOC codes. Please make sure your profile information is correct and up to date.

  3. Step 3 Publish open data

    Publish data

    Make your data open by publishing Timetable, Location and Fare data.

    Understanding validation checks

    Read the guidance on post publishing validation and data quality reports to understand how to interpret and action them.

  4. Step 4 Review your data

    View publisher dashboard

    Review all datasets published on BODS from your organisation account and keep track of your data health.

    View data consumers activity

    View stats on how data consumers are utilising and interacting with your published data.