Open Data Presentation v1.3 - Nov 2014

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Open Data Presentation v1.3 - Nov 2014

  1. 1. 1 The Shift to {Open|Big|Linked} Data Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the data Pia Waugh Director of Coordination and Gov 2.0 Technology and Procurement Division Department of Finance
  2. 2. 22 Great expectations http://www.flickr.com/photos/zebble/8212264/
  3. 3. 33 [Open|Big|Government] Data Credit: Joel Gurin (with permission)
  4. 4. 44 http://xkcd.com/898/ The emergence of the technocracy
  5. 5. 55 Key Benefits to Government in Opening Data • Improved services delivery • Efficiency gains • Better policy outcomes • More consistency across government(s) • Improved opportunities to leverage innovation and collaboration • Opportunities to improve data quality through verifiable public contributions
  6. 6. 66 Key Benefits to Community in Opening Data Economic • Creates opportunities for industry to value-add to government data • New services, systems and industries • New opportunities and innovation in industry, research, civil society Accountability • Visibility to government spending, projects, effectiveness, etc • Increases incentive to follow evidence based approach Better policy and programs • Enables greater participation in policy planning and implementation • More informed public → better decision making • Improvements to data → better policy and decisions
  7. 7. 77 The APS eGov and Open Data Policy Landscape Others: • Publishing Public Sector Information & National Standards Framework • Declaration of Open Government • Gov 2.0 Taskforce Report • Statement of IP Principles for Government (CC-BY) • Ahead of the Game • Digital Transition Policy (Archives) & Accessibility Policy • Emerging Open Research Policies • Open Public Sector Information: From Principles to Practice Report
  8. 8. 88 State and Territory Policies
  9. 9. 99 Policies Components APS policies in aggregate: • Permissive copyright – CC-BY as the default • Open by default, machine readable accessible data • Support reuse and innovation • More public engagement • Better use of data for government policy and service development States/Territories add: • Procurement – open by design • Reporting – dashboards • Departmental strategies • Declaration of Open Data
  10. 10. 1010 Policy and Implementation in the Commonwealth Department of Finance (CTO & AGIMO) Department of Communications (Spatial Policy Branch) Data Efficiency Working Group (Project 4) Project 4 Implementation Sub-group Open Data Delivery Network (CTO & Spatial Policy Branch) • Data.gov.au • FIND • NationalMap • NEII • ABS data delivery • Identify datasets • Release datasets • Identify shared services • Develop private/public partnerships • Spatial Policy • Open/Big/Spatial strategic planning • Open & Big data policy • Open/Big/Spatial strategic planning ImplementationPolicy and Planning Finance Communications Joint Open Data Community Forum (CTO coordinated) • Cross-jurisdiction collaboration • Data.gov.au publishing community • Bi-monthly meetings & training • Online forum
  11. 11. 1111 History of open data in Australia Gov 2.0 Taskforce Report 2009 (based on PoIT UK). Led to: 1) Declaration of Open Government 2) CC-BY as default 3) Information Commissioner 4) data.gov.au and social media support/policy 5) Cloud/shared services Myriad supporting tech and copyright policies over time States/Territories, Federal and Local now largely aligned on open data
  12. 12. 1212 Data Portals Local Portals: • City of Melbourne
  13. 13. 1313 Open Data Discovery Model Analysis & Policy Visusalisation & Maps Application development ServicesValue Creation Fed Discovery Fed Data Full Discovery
  14. 14. 1414 data.gov.au Free, cloud, scalable API enabled platform for hosting government data. Staged approach 1. Publishing (2013 – mid 2014) Improving the functionality and ease of publishing for agencies with training and documentation 2. Value realisation (Late 2014) Providing useful front end tools for data.gov.au including data visualisation and analysis tools. Publishing quality data a pre-requisite. 3. Data quality (Late 2014) Looking at ways to provide agencies the ability to accept iterative data improvements in a verifiable way Features • Federated search for discoverability • Manual and automated publishing options • API access to government data • Easy to publish, download & interact • Basic data visualisation capability • Use cases and site/data/org analytics • Data Request Site In Planning • 5 star quality plugin • Data model registry • Selective crowdsourcing for updates • National Map integration
  15. 15. 1515 NationalMap
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  17. 17. 1717 The Government Data Landscape (latest version online)
  18. 18. 1818 Other Data Projects • Administrative • Spatial • Geosciences • Research • Sensor • Realtime (eg Transport) • Census/Statistics • Cultural • Data about government • Fiscal
  19. 19. 1919 Open by Design – drawing a line in the sand Building proactive publishing into: • Systems • Processes • Procurement • Planning • Records management Leveraging open data through: • Public APIs • Analysis tools and datavis • Internal processes looking for external sources
  20. 20. 2020 New and Old Skills Required • Publishing and Automation • Project management, reporting • Metadata/linked data • API development and serving • Plumbing between systems • Data and info visualisation • Analysis and statistics • Policy development • Public consultation and engagement • Online community management
  21. 21. 2121 Some Challenges • Education • Legislative • Culture • Systems • Privacy and anonymisation • Reactive vs proactive • Metadata/semantic context • Too much data • Real time vs historic • Definitions and common references • Limited skills and over specialisation
  22. 22. 2222 Hypothetical: Government as an API Care of fedAPI.gov
  23. 23. 2323 The future is here.... And it is already widely distributed http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_matt/35688926 22/

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