Open Data WA Update September 2015

It has been a busy few data months since GovHack! The new WA Whole-of-Government Open Data Policy was formally launched by Minister for Finance; Mines and Petroleum, the Hon. Bill Marmion MLA, at the recent GovHack in Perth. As Landgate is

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Directors General (DGs) Forum June 2015

Open Data was the topic for the June DGs Forum. At the forum, Landgate Chief Executive Mike Bradford discussed the value and benefits of open data and the practical implementation steps underway to unlock the economic and innovative potential from

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GovHack Perth 2015

GovHack Perth was held at Spacecubed in early July. This exciting and innovative event attracted a record number of 90 top local hackers. There were 16 winning teams and six individual champions who took home an impressive record $35,000 prize pool. A

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Building an open datastore for every local authority in the UK

Using open data can be challenging, and especially for new users or those with limited analytical resources. It can be difficult to find what data are available, the formats can be confusing (or in some cases not that open!), and

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120+ CKAN Portals in the Palm of Your Hand. Via the Open Data Companion (ODC)

CKAN is a powerful open-source data portal platform which provides out-of-the-box tools that allow data producers to make data easily accessible and reusable by everyone. Making CKAN as Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has been a key factor in

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Open Data Companion (ODC) – Bringing Open Data to the Mobile Platform

As software developers, we are always looking for data to solve a problem or address a shortcoming. It’s just how we’re wired. So, you heard of open data [1], and now you’re excited to go exploring and get the open

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Sweden contributes responsive design interface to CKAN software

CKAN, the most commonly used software platform to build open data portals, now supports responsive designs. This interface technology automatically provides a uniform experience to visitors viewing and navigating websites, from large screens (i.e. desktop monitors) to small (i.e. mobile

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Two new CKAN extensions – Webhooks and Geopusher

Denis Zgonjanin recently shared the following update on two new extensions via the CKAN Dev mail list. If you are working on CKAN extensions and would like to share details with other developers then post your updates via the mail

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data.gov.au July 2015 report

Hey folks, This month we’d like to take a diversion from our usual report update and instead talk about CKAN’s DataStore extension (however – for the record – another 269 datasets were added in July). The extension enables data.gov.au to

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Beauty behind the scenes

Good things can often go unnoticed, especially if they’re not immediately visible. Last month the government of Sweden, through Vinnova, released a revamped version of their open data portal, Öppnadata.se. The portal still runs on CKAN, the open data management

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