[@OKFNau] GeoJSON data format

Keith Moss keithamoss at gmail.com
Sun Feb 2 02:02:44 UTC 2014

Hi Mark,

Broadly, yes, I love it. After years of enduring shapefiles and GML it's
just an utter pleasure to work with. The availability of parsers and
renderers is widespread, it's human readable, easy to generate, and even
has nifty integrations like GitHub's automatic "upload GeoJSON, receive
map" feature.

As far as sources of data go. Three thoughts off the top of my head:

1) SLIP Future
SLIP[1] is WA Government's spatial data platform with APIs for accessing
spatial data from 2,400 odd datasets. We're in the process of building a
new version on Google's Map Engine platform that will support a larger
range of APIs and, by default, speaks (Geo)JSON.

But you're already aware of that, Mark :)

2) GovPond
GovPond[2] only turns up 15 results for a search for JSON, and only half of
them are Glenorchy Council!

>From memory the BOM provides JSON feeds for a bunch of its products as well.

If you feel like diving into Google a search for "json site:.gov.au -site:
data.gov.au -site:data.nsw.gov.au" might yield a few interesting nuggets.

3) If you're specifically after local govt data try asking on the Local
Govt GIS groups. e.g. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lggis

[1] slip.landgate.wa.gov.au
[2] http://govpond.org/index.php

On 31 January 2014 08:39, Mark McDonald McDonald <macca.d at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm interested in finding out if anyone here has been involved in any
> projects using GeoJSON data.  I'm looking to do a bit of advocacy work for
> the standard (including some demos) and the situation is pretty dire on
> data.gov.au, who only has one provider: a few feeds from Glenorchy City
> Council.  I'm looking for some more.
> Does anyone know of any other sources for local geo data in this standard?
>  Has anyone here had any experience with the standard?  Either positive or
> negative?
> Thanks
> Mark
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