What tools are available to support NeTEx?

General purpose XML tools can be used to work with the NeTEx XML schema and XML documents that conform to it, for example either the proprietary XML SPY (http://www.altova.com/xmlspy.html), or Oxygen (http://www.oxygenxml.com/) or see free tools at http://www.garshol.priv.no/download/xmltools/. A wide variety of mainstream XML tools are available to validate XML and to create bindings to specific programming languages (.NET, Java, PHP, C++).

To look at the design models, an interactive UML viewer such as Enterprise Architect (http://www.sparxsystems.com/) is extremely helpful, although a set of static web pages is also available.

To import or export transport data in NeTEx format, a number of suppliers are developing support for NeTEx for their existing products. New open source NeTEx products are also being developed such as CHOUETTE (http://www.chouette.mobi/en/). Sample mappings to a variety of national formats (VDV, BISON, etc) as well as GTFS have been developed and are included in the NeTEx standard. Further information on NeTEx implementations are available at http://netex-cen.eu/?page_id=65.