[OKFN-AU] Introduction / Open Local / FixMyStreet Australia
David F. Flanders
david.flanders at ands.org.au
Sun Jan 27 21:36:33 UTC 2013
Andrew's email also remains me that anyone going to LCA please do make
yourself known, as it would be great if we could meet up f2f, and perhaps
do a little recruiting for the OKF :)
I'm in camera all week long, and will mostly be available via twitter:
On Jan 27, 2013 10:17 PM, "Andrew Perry" <andrew.perry at foclaw.org> wrote:
> Hi all
> Looking forward to everything that will come out of linux.conf.au over
> the coming days and in particular the Open Government mini-conf - wish I
> could make it!
> I am a lawyer who has been using and promoting Open Source software for
> the past 15+ years and participated in various Open Government initiatives
> for the last 3-4. I have founded an organisation, Community Builders
> Australia, that primarily assists non-profits with the implementation of
> open source CMS/CRM/DMS (Drupal/CiviCRM/Alfresco) but has also been
> developing a database of Australian Federal and State politicians for use
> by NFPs in their lobbying activities and we're also developing a "Where to
> Vote" mobile app to help people find their local polling booths and find
> out more about the candidates.
> I have a blog post at www.foclaw.org.au that outlines my philosophy of
> "Sustainable Sharing".
> Last year I decided it was time to deliver on some of the things that we
> have been working on and talking to stakeholders about, so Open Local<http://www.openlocal.org.au>was born.
> Yesterday, to celebrate Australia Day, Open Local launched FixMyStreet
> Australia at http://nsw.fixmystreet.org.au
> As the domain name suggests, FixMyStreet is currently servicing NSW, with
> Victoria (and other States) to come online next month.
> As part of implementing FixMyStreet, Open Local has also implemented a
> MapIt server that lets you browse various areas covering the nation
> including ABS Commonwealth Electoral Divisions, State Electoral Divisions
> and Local Government Areas: Type in your postcode in the form of
> http://mapit.openlocal.org.au/areas/pc6000.html for 6000, click on the
> result and you can see what I mean. You can then see what other areas
> cover or overlap it using the navigation on the page.
> We plan to build on it to make other ABS information more readily
> available and actionable.
> I am particularly interested in the policy and practicalities of open
> source / open data / open government models.
> I look forward to participating in the group.
> If you are in NSW, please post any issues in your street on FixMyStreet
> and let us know how you go getting a response from your Council.
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