Australian Government Launches National Map Open Data Initiative

Australian Government Launches National Map Open Data Initiative

National Map Open Data Initiative
In recent news, Australian Government has launched a single platform for number of the data sets released by the government.

With the launch of National Map Open Data Initiative, people will be able to access Australian mapping data.

A collaborative effort between the Department of Communications, National ICT Australia (NICTA) and Geoscience Australia, the National Map project combines a visual map of Australia with the data sets released by the government under the open data policy, including Australian Bureau of Statistics data, Bureau of Meteorology data, and data sets from data.gov.au.

Users can view data sets over the top of the map by selecting from a drop box on the side of the map.

The government has also included the data gathered from the Department of Communications’ broadband quality and availability study, which was used in developing the MyBroadband website that will feed into NBN Co’s revised roll-out targeting areas that are said to have poor broadband availability today.

The National Map tool will be one part of the GovHack 2014 competition this week that will open up government datasets to developers to create apps and data visualizations.

Visit National Map Open Data Initiative at http://nationalmap.nicta.com.au/

Source: ZDNet

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