GovHack.org Take 100 passionate and skilled people Bring them together for 24 hours Give them access to Government datasets
Participants Lonely Planet, Sensis, News Ltd, Lagen Spatial + many freelancers and not-for-profits Federal Government incl...
Skillsets J2EE, Java, C++, Javascript, Jquery, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, XML, Silverlight, Flash, Flex... UI and U...
GIS skills? Very few “old school” desktop GIS users Some PostGIS and other FOSS GIS users Little understanding of projecti...
Data catalogues
LPMA contributions Some useful geographic datasets available from ABS in shapefile format Most users wanted statistics rat...
LPMA contributions <ul><li>Create matrices showing relationships between: </li></ul><ul><li>Local Government Areas (LGA) <...
Enter a suburb and state: - return the LGA
Enter a suburb and state: - return the postcode(s)
2039 includes Balmain and Rozelle Balmain includes 2041 and 2039 Many-to-many relationship
Rate A Loo Google Map showing ACT public toilets Allows user to rate the condition Crowd-sourcing information back to Govt...
 
 
 
Know Where You Live Site returns statistics drawn from ABS, NSW Crime Commission, etc Geo-coded photo from the National Li...
Know Where You Live
 
 
My Representatives User enters an address Site lists the politicians representing that area
 
Fridgemate
 
It’s buggered, mate Allows users to draw features on the map Domain dropdown provides validation Annotate with information...
 
 
Viewing the archives
Viewing the archives
Lobby Clue Correlates data about Government contracts, business details and politicians Shows the relationships between th...
 
 
 
Links LPMA matrices Rate My Loo Know where you live My Representatives It’s buggered, mate Lobby Clue
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GovHack summary

  1. 1. GovHack.org Take 100 passionate and skilled people Bring them together for 24 hours Give them access to Government datasets
  2. 2. Participants Lonely Planet, Sensis, News Ltd, Lagen Spatial + many freelancers and not-for-profits Federal Government including BRS & ABS NSW State Government including LPMA & RFS Powerhouse Museum
  3. 3. Skillsets J2EE, Java, C++, Javascript, Jquery, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, XML, Silverlight, Flash, Flex... UI and UX experts
  4. 4. GIS skills? Very few “old school” desktop GIS users Some PostGIS and other FOSS GIS users Little understanding of projections and datums But loads of good ideas
  5. 5. Data catalogues
  6. 6. LPMA contributions Some useful geographic datasets available from ABS in shapefile format Most users wanted statistics rather than maps Lots of data compilation
  7. 7. LPMA contributions <ul><li>Create matrices showing relationships between: </li></ul><ul><li>Local Government Areas (LGA) </li></ul><ul><li>Suburbs </li></ul><ul><li>Postcodes </li></ul><ul><li>Plus data conversion, geocoding, reprojection, etc </li></ul>
  8. 8. Enter a suburb and state: - return the LGA
  9. 9. Enter a suburb and state: - return the postcode(s)
  10. 10. 2039 includes Balmain and Rozelle Balmain includes 2041 and 2039 Many-to-many relationship
  11. 11. Rate A Loo Google Map showing ACT public toilets Allows user to rate the condition Crowd-sourcing information back to Govt Demonstrates common-operating-picture
  12. 15. Know Where You Live Site returns statistics drawn from ABS, NSW Crime Commission, etc Geo-coded photo from the National Library Google Map of the area
  13. 16. Know Where You Live
  14. 19. My Representatives User enters an address Site lists the politicians representing that area
  15. 21. Fridgemate
  16. 23. It’s buggered, mate Allows users to draw features on the map Domain dropdown provides validation Annotate with information on damage Logs inputs into an archive
  17. 26. Viewing the archives
  18. 27. Viewing the archives
  19. 28. Lobby Clue Correlates data about Government contracts, business details and politicians Shows the relationships between them Data sources: Contract Notices from tenders.gov.au Electoral Region Boundaries Business names from Australian Business Register
  20. 32. Links LPMA matrices Rate My Loo Know where you live My Representatives It’s buggered, mate Lobby Clue

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