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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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‚Äôs 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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Airport data sets

There can be significant and dangerous gaps within the state spatial framework data sets (eg Roads, Addresses, Features). This appears to be due to administrative anomalies associated with how spatial datsets are assembled (in Victoria its always been bottom up with data coming from local governmnets, usually as a sideline in the arrangements for titles, rates, transfers etc.) Many of these are legacies of land management/ownership ...more »

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