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Mashups and data portals where next? (spatial@gov)

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Lightening tour of Australian mashups competitions and the data portals that fed them. Feedback from developers, what it means for Data Custodians, my wish list for portal managers. Presented at spatial@gov 2010

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Mashups and data portals where next? (spatial@gov)

  1. 1. [email_address] Mashup Competitions & Data Portals - Where Next? Jose Diacono 6 th October, 2010 Attribution-Share Alike
  2. 2. <ul><li>Favourites </li></ul><ul><li>What data they used </li></ul><ul><li>Hacker experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons for custodians and portal managers </li></ul><ul><li>My Wish list </li></ul><ul><li>Portal futures </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why do Mashups? <ul><li>“ Many serendipitous discoveries arise when a prepared mind makes a previously unnoticed connection between seemingly disparate pieces of information” </li></ul><ul><li>Government 2.0 taskforce </li></ul>
  4. 4. Peoples’ Choice
  5. 9. Bushfire Recovery
  6. 10. EnergyAustralia Mashups
  7. 16. Developer Experiences <ul><li>Time taken to prepare data </li></ul><ul><li>Web services would be great </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent formats (e.g. Crime) </li></ul><ul><li>Improved tagging and discoverability </li></ul><ul><li>Responsiveness </li></ul>
  8. 19. Home  ›  Blogs  ›  Lisa Price's blog 1ST JULY 2010 Owing to overwhelming demand by apps that use the service, the London Underground feed has had to be temporarily suspended. We hope to restore the service as soon as possible but this may take some days. We will keep everyone informed of progress towards a resolution.
  9. 20. One feed could provide an entire picture broken down by line and lead car ID with destination & location text once ….. THU, 07/01/2010 12:41 I second the idea of having a call that returns the status of all the trains for feed's 4 and 5, just without the time to destinations.  FRI, 07/02/2010 09:45 Let's do this : - each train is an RSS/Atom feed. New events like &quot;train 1234 got in Paddington Station&quot; are the feed entries
  10. 21. Any news on when access might return? An update would be nice. What's happening TFL?  The service has been down for a week now - could we get an update? Over the two week mark of the service being down, any updates at all?
  11. 22. Hi - it seems these comments are being moderated so perhaps somebody reading this could comment on the status of this API.  We're only asking because we like it so much...... 20 TH July So this is it? In true British fashion - it was a resounding success so they turned it off...  genius!
  12. 23. TFL communication is seriously overdue on the APIs future availability… 26 TH AUGUST Why are you being so rude …Any news is better than no news. 3 RD SEPTEMBER
  13. 25. We are aware from all the comments... a lot of frustration in the developer community Discussions involve a number of stakeholders There is a cost associated with TFL Restored in a sustainable way... within the next 8 weeks... We will tweet and post
  14. 26. Lessons for portal managers <ul><li>Acknowledge and act on feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Good looking,easy to use, intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>Test, Test, Test </li></ul><ul><li>Proper long term resourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs give a human face </li></ul><ul><li>Extendability e.g. crowdsourcing </li></ul>
  15. 27. Blogs
  16. 28. What do portals mean for the Custodian? <ul><li>Know who is using your data </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the value of your data </li></ul><ul><li>Crowdsource improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Part of a community </li></ul><ul><li>Some extra work </li></ul><ul><li>Get other people’s data! </li></ul>
  17. 29. Get ready, the data hounds are coming!!
  18. 30. My wish list... <ul><li>Equally friendly spatial portals </li></ul><ul><li>Link to websites where data is being used </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue of public and private webservices and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Dovetail federal and state </li></ul><ul><li>Continue hackfests & competitions </li></ul>
  19. 31. is starting to come true <ul><li>A pilot version of the ASDD based on geonetwork </li></ul>
  20. 32. data.gov.au –AGIMO <ul><li>Production version – October/November </li></ul><ul><li>Will not “set and forget” </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><li>Raw data -> Tools -> APIs/web services </li></ul><ul><li>Let discussion blossom </li></ul><ul><li>Get data out – self publish </li></ul><ul><li>More Hackdays </li></ul>
  21. 33. United States
  22. 34. London Datastore
  23. 35. More information <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.communica.com.au </li></ul>Attribution-Share Alike
  24. 36. The data hounds are coming

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