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Do you need more Local Government Data?

Hi community,
Just like any agency Local Government has an array of datasets, which could be made available to the community via open data. I would like to know especially from private/ academia community on what data would be high on their wishlist / preferences?

Most common data that could be made available would in data categories such as assets, parking and services.

Nishita

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It would be great to get some input on this one to help guide LGAs into the Open Data realm as there is very little data available from LGAs save for a handful of LGAs.

I thought a simple one could be garbage/recycling areas and we could ‘aim’ to all use the standard that is at Open Council Data Standards

We can all do this!

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That’s a real good idea @james. I am up for the standardization of rubbish/recycle data especially since it is a common dataset with all LGAs.

There may be some complications as our “zones” may not be the same extent for rubbish/recycle/verge collection but happy to work through this.

Let’s give it ago and share our experience here. :star_struck:

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Parking zones and parking sensor data would be really good

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Thanks @Bjones.

I will take back your feedback and see what we can make available. I shall keep you posted on the availability of the data :oncoming_automobile: . Cheers

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It’d be fantastic and a big time saver for data related to planning to be made available publicly (preferably in a spatial format) - like structure plans and zoning in a consistent format.

We do struggle a lot especially with structure plans as the actual proposed zones are stuck in a PDF map which presumably was created in a GIS system.

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