June 2015 report

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In June, data custodians added an additional 100 datasets to That’s not counting all the additional data you can find thanks to our search result sharing arrangements. It must be #GovHack, or as we refer to it in the team, Open Data Christmas.

Google analytics reveal that, over the GovHack weekend, had 4,755 sessions, 2,618 users and 25,370 page views. The most popular datasets included intellectual property government open data 2015, ABC Local online photo stories 2009-2014 and sample household electricity time of use data.

Doing a little GovHacking of our own,  we were able to glean that the most popular places for ABC Local’s online photo stories were Darwin (193), Mount Gambier (189) and Kalgoorlie (188). Below you’ll find a gif showing a simple geographic and temporal view of the publishing of the stories.

gif animation showing a geographic and temporal view of abc local stories

We also learned that, in Australia, New South Wales leads the pack in the patent count.

bar chart illustrating patents by state in which they were registered

And, the best way to display a pyramid is by using a pie chart.

a pie chart with sections for sky, pyramid in shadow and pyramid in sun

In June, we upgraded our CKAN instance to version 2.3. The update includes behind-the-scenes bug fixes, a responsive template and extends data visualisation options for users. Another recent addition is an option for data custodians to self-nominate their library for harvest. If you’d like to trial harvesting please let us know.  We’re now working to document these new features as part of the open data toolkit.

Allan, team

Statistics / Measures

June 2015
Total Webpage Visits 31,478
Total Page views 142,644
Total Datasets (including FOI log links) 6,877
Total Organisations 170
Total Data Resources / Files 31,546
Total Machine Readable / Data API Resources 1,724

As always you can find more of our stats here.

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