In case you missed it, Cam Findlay has just published a post about “Your trusty sidekick at GovHack 2017” on the data.govt.nz blog. Continue reading FYI: Data.govt.nz and GovHack
An overview of the Lab+ work focused on exploring how a data-driven all-of-government Services Finder could work. Continue reading Lab+: All-of-Government Services Finder
Join us to hear about the upcoming GovHack in July, the new Alpha data.govt.nz and machine readable data. Continue reading GWC session on … DATA!
Read about Brasil’s nifty DataViva tool that allows users to visualize more than 500 gigabytes of Brasilian government figures 1 billion different ways. Continue reading FYI: Brasil is unlocking the value of government information and data
Learn the importance of making sure that metadata is part and parcel of the publication and maintenance of any dataset. Continue reading High quality metadata supporting informed decision making
In the time I’ve been involved in the government’s open data activities I’ve seen a genuine change in the attitude of agencies in making their data more open and available. Since Cabinet approved the Declaration on Open and Transparent Government in August 2011, we’ve seen a real increase in the amount of data agencies are releasing for re-use. All government agencies are starting to incorporate the Declaration into their core business, and they have all assigned senior managers as data champions to lead this work. However, this is a huge culture change.
Continue reading Open Data Culture Change
Data.govt.nz had its third birthday recently, so now is as good a time as any for a quick retrospective on how it has progressed in its role as a directory of re-usable, machine-readable government datasets. When it launched on 4 November 2009, data.govt.nz went live with pointers to about a hundred machine-readable datasets published by government agencies. They were all … Continue reading Feeding data.govt.nz