This standard concerns the exchange of data of interest for tourist destinations such as events and ski areas. The standard is released under the CC-BY-SA licence.
Since 2018, the Alliance has developed 3 releases of the DestinationData standard, the latest of which is called “AlpineBits DestinationData 2022-04“.
In the current version of the standard, the scope includes the exchange of data on events, series of events, event locations, mountain areas, ski lifts, trails, snow parks.
AlpineBits DestinationData specifies a REST API for exchanging destination data based on the AlpineBits DestinationData ontology. The API is built on JSON: API v1.0 designed to support the client-server communication model, with particular attention to system-to-system communication.
AlpineBits DestinationData is built on:
- an OntoUML ontology that describes the conceptualisation and purpose of the standard;
- RESTful architectural style;
- the JSON specification: API v1.0 for REST APIs which exchange JSON data through HTTP messages;
- HTTPS and basic authentication protocols for secure communication;
- JSON Schema standard – draft 7 for the validation of messages in the AlpineBits DestinationData standard;
- GeoJSON standard for modelling geospatial data;
- Schema.org structured data scheme.
A readily accessible open source Reference Implementation of this standard is also available, seamlessly linked to the Open Data Hub – the open data platform established at NOI Techpark in Bolzano.