I know that institutions such as NLA and ABC hold huge archives of recordings of Australian history - historical music, news coverage of significant events, oral history interviews and so on. Here's the NLA talking about some of their audio recordings http://www.nla.gov.au/fishtrout/ and here's some of the gems in the National Film and Sound ARchive http://www.nfsa.gov.au/the_collection/ the USA has loads of their historical... more »
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 »
This is a slightly harder one, but there is no one place anyone can go to find out what emergencies or issues are happening in my area, or in anywhere I might be heading. The SA CFS site could be a starting point for this information: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/news_media/current_incidents.jsp Surely information could be gathered for all jurisdictions which could then be consolidated into a single feed, but this... more »
This request is for all data relating to water management of the Murray Darling system, e.g., - rainfall - inflows - rivers flows at weirs and barrages - water storage - state entitlements - historical data for all of the above Note that the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MBDA) publishes stats on their web site (http://www.mdba.gov.au), e.g., water in storage (http://www.mdba.gov.au/water/waterinstorage), but does... more »
Imagine the potential if land title information could be mashed up with other geo data. Simply having the geo location for every street address in Australia freely available would be incredible. Imagine if you could find out how the property is zoned, maybe who or what owns it. To the best of my knowledge all this information is kept at the state/territory level. See for instance (for Victoria) http://services.land.vic.gov.au/landchannel/jsp/map/InteractiveMapIntro.jsp... more »
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Statistics-1 * Ageing and Aged Care Statistics * Facts and Figures * Electorate Reports on Health Data * General Practice Statistics * General Practice Statistics for Divisions of General Practice * General practitioner demographics * General practitioner types and place of qualification * Number of... more »
http://www.psma.com.au/products/administrativeboundaries.cfm The Administrative Boundaries dataset comprises five themes: * Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) boundaries * electoral boundaries * local government areas * suburbs/localities, and * state boundaries. The ABS boundaries theme includes three layers—collector districts, statistical local areas and urban centre localities. The electoral... more »
CDATA is a fantastic system from the ABS to access census data (http://www.abs.gov.au/CDATAOnline) - however it would be even better if it could be accessed via an API that allowed the data to be mashed-up easily into other sites.
CSIRO's scienceimage is an image library specialising in science and nature images.
Note that these images must currently be purchased!
I know this is a local government responsibility, but making development applications available would be awesome. City of Sydney already does a litmited version of this
But why can't Australians, wherever in the country they live, subscribe to development applications for their area straight into their inbox?
http://www.environment.gov.au/about/media/imagedb/index.html Department of environment currently charges for access to its image library. There are thousands of beautiful images of our natural flora and fauna, and NRM projects etc - some are even georeferenced already. They should be publicly available.
https://www.tenders.gov.au/ has alot of useful information and an export data feed (https://www.tenders.gov.au/?event=public.reports.listCNWeeklyExport) but it isn't easily accessable and the licencing isn't very friendly. Only 500 records can be downloaded per search; this is about a quiet day's worth of data. This kind of information has been very useful in other mashups such as http://www.usaspending.gov/ and http://data.octo.dc.gov/... more »
This dataset would provide measures of shared community facilities. Such things as public open space, playing fields, bicycle paths, footpaths, sporting facilities, cultural facilities, shopping services, public schools, entertainment
All the electorate boundaries and past election data (who stood, votes, winners) for Australia - from presentday back to our first elections.
Currently Tallyroom provides Australia's most useful electorate maps for those without expensive GIS systems (http://www.tallyroom.com.au/maps)