[@OKFNau] Central ckan or other repository for Aus data?
stevage at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 22:21:32 UTC 2014
Nice to see this thread suddenly come to life :)
A closely related topic came up at the Open Knowledge Melbourne meetup last
night: is it possible for volunteers to get datasets published *on behalf
of* Government? That is, where there is an appropriately authorised public
servant who says in email "Do what you have to to get this dataset on
data.gov.au, but I don't have time to deal with it".
Some other moderately relevant tidbits:
- for a while there was http://localdata.net.au, a CKAN instance hosting
data from three South Australian councils, but it seems to have gone
recently. I don't know who was running it. It claimed to be open to
- I started a list of where various bodies are publishing to:
https://github.com/OKFNau/OpenDataRepos (Not sure if it's really
maintainable, but if anyone is interested, jump in.)
On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 11:01 PM, Pia Waugh <pia.waugh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Nick, I only just saw this email sorry. Too many I have :) But it
> sounds like you've converted something that is already available publicly
> just not in a data format, so there is a small possibility we might be able
> to convince the data custodian of the original data to publish your
> converts. Please email data.gov at finance.gov.au and we will look into
> PS - regarding who can publish on data.gov.au, it is a government data
> portal, so it has government data :) Publishers are generally government
> data custodians. I know of a few portals for community data but Open
> Australia seems the most likely group for open data relating to democracy
> and parliament in Australia IMHO. Those guys rock.
> On 21/12/2013 10:09 AM, "Nick Evershed" <nick.evershed at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've been doing a fair bit of work recently to convert federal politician
>> expense PDFs into nice, machine-readable formats. I was wanting to make the
>> data more accessible, so was wondering what the best way might be to do
>> this. Can you submit data to data.gov.au if you're not actually in a
>> government department? Is there a similar central respository for aus data?
>> If not, are there any plans for one?
>> Nick E.
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