Campaign: Datasets

Maps. As Many As Possible.

We can look at the images that google maps holds, but we can't take them and make our own maps, just drop the odd "marker" on them. The government, however, various agencies, hold many maps that could be released for citizen re-use. Or they could even simply contribute useful information to the growing open-source projects out there such as Open Street Map, which have streetmaps that the public can use... http://www.openstreetmap.org/ ...more »

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Campaign: Gov 2.0 Innovators

ABS - CDATA Online and TableBuilder

We nominate the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for their CDATA Online and TableBuilder online services (launched in October 2008 and August 2009, respectively.) URLs… - http://www.abs.gov.au/CDATAOnline - http://www.abs.gov.au/tablebuilder - http://www.abs.gov.au/tablebuildertraining. These services allow organisations and individuals to dynamically construct ad-hoc tabulations, graphs and maps from the 2006 ...more »

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Landgate (WA) - Shared Land Information Platform

One example of openly accessible public sector information that exists within state government is the Shared Land Information Platform (SLIP), a Western Australian cross-government initiative spearheaded by Landgate, the state’s authority on land information. SLIP brings together spatial datasets from approximately twenty agencies (mostly at state level, but also some from local and federal level), and disseminates them ...more »

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