Campaign: Government Datasets or APIs

Public payphone locations

Payphones. A lifeline for when everything has been taken from you, or you just can't afford to keep your pay-as-you-go in the black. Telstra already makes available a search interface for the locations of payphones (https://www.telstra.com.au/consumer-advice/payphones) but the dataset used is not directly accessible. The copyright of this data and Terms of Service for the search interface are unclear, but clearly public. ...more »

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An eConnected Grainbelt - in the paddock and online

WA grain grower groups have a unique opportunity to host a fully operational automatic weather station and soil moisture probe at no financial cost. The equipment will form part of five eDemonstration sites to be established throughout the Wheatbelt as part of the Department of Agriculture and Food’s (DAFWA) eConnected Grainbelt project, made possible by Royalties for Regions. The weather stations and soil moisture probes ...more »

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Fire hydrant locations

A water hydrant is used by fire fighters to access the water supply in the case of a fire.

 

Why are hydrants important?

 

During an emergency, including a bush or house fire, it is important to know where the water hydrant is located. Having clear access to a water hydrant may make a difference to how quickly an emergency can be brought under control.

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Open State Election Data

Australia's various electoral commissions don't publish open election data, http://australia.census.okfn.org/dataset/election. In general it is not openly licensed, machine-readable or available in bulk.

 

During elections this data is often published in Election Markup Language via a media feed but later turned off.

 

I would like all electoral commissions to publish historic and real-time open election data.

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Cycling in Sydney

The development of cycling in Sydney is an important public issue, that has been covered numerous times in the media. Often, there is controversy about how many cyclists there are using cycleways etc. The only available data seems to be an excel spreadsheet, with processed data/calculations up to 2006, from a couple of key locations such as the harbour bridge. It would be great to make up-to-date information available ...more »

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SA Motor Vehicle Registration - Check Registration Expiry Date

I'm considering building a small hardware device as part of the GovHack 2014 that is designed to sit on your dashboard and let you know if your vehicle registration has or is about to expire. This is useful because all vehicles used on South Australian roads must have valid registration. If you use an unregistered vehicle on the road you may be committing an offence and may not be covered by a compulsory third party ...more »

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Cycling "accident toll"

The state and national road tolls provide a valuable real-time measure of incident rates involving motorised vehicles; something governments can use to set reduction targets directly against. I believe aggregated police report data allowing a similar 'toll' to be made freely available to the public/media would be invaluable in helping to reduce the prevalence of incidents involving cyclists and vehicles on public roads. ...more »

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data.nsw.gov.au gives confusing search results

I'm not clear on the distinction between data.gov.au and data.nsw.gov.au. Searching on the latter for e.g. "cycling", results in a whole list of data sets that look relevant, but on closer inspection are from South Australia, Queensland, etc. On the one hand, I'm surprised that they appear on the NSW site. On the other, it would be good to at least tag that they don't relate to NSW data.

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