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.
Step 1 Read supporting documents
The user guide includes an overview, the schema, guidance, requirements, and the best practices for publishing BODS data.
Step 2 Set up your account
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.
Step 3 Publish open 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.
Step 4 Review your data
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.