Suggest a dataset – IdeaScale competition part three
It’s been interesting to watch the activity on the Taskforce’s IdeaScale page. There’s been some great ideas put forward and some productive discussion going on — keep it up! Today we open the third (and last one for now) category in our structured brainstorming: Datasets.
We are seeking your suggestions for datasets to be made available under the open access to public sector information principle (such as the Australian Toilet Map). These datasets will form the basis for our upcoming mashup competition.
Feel free to nominate a dataset from any level of government – state/territory, local or federal. Some suggestions might include:
- Traffic data
- Crime statistics
- Postcode boundaries
- Passport office locations
- Pollution reports
Stuck for ideas? Not sure if your desired dataset exists? You may want to browse some government sites to discover what data is already stored and published online by government:
Note that we are not seeking mashups just yet, only ideas for datasets to be made available.
While we can not guarantee to make all nominated datasets available, if a popular dataset cannot be released, we will tell you the reason why wherever possible.
No prizes will be awarded in this category, although we may include the best suggested datasets in the final report of the Taskforce. And we’re hoping your suggestions give us some ideas about how to make our upcoming mashup competition even better. But please note that the competition closing date of 5PM September 20 still applies to the Datasets category. The reason for this is that we’re going to need some time to actually look into your suggested datasets…