[@OKau] Meet the data owners: VicRoads (write-up)

Rosie Williams budgetaus at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 18 20:50:14 UTC 2015

Hi Steve, 
Interesting. I wonder if there is any published writing on the types of liability risks that government agencies (or others releasing open data) face? I assume this is part of any risk analysis performed prior to releasing data sets but I don't recall seeing anything written about it anywhere. 
On a side note, I did meet the guy who runs the business that collects the data that is sold to Roads and Maritime NSW at a social meetup over xmas. From memory, I'm referring to data that is collected or generated by the control centre that controls traffic lights in NSW (not my area of specialty obviously). I'd need to check to be more specific as this was months ago. Are the data collectors in Vic involved and would it be worth someone such as yourself following them up in other states? 
Rosie Williams BA (Sociology)________________________________________

 NoFibs.com.au - Open Data Reporter InfoAus.net - Founder and Developer 

From: stevage at gmail.com
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:18:58 +1000
To: okfn-au at lists.okfn.org
Subject: Re: [@OKau] Meet the data owners: VicRoads (write-up)

On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 5:43 PM, Rosie Williams <budgetaus at hotmail.com> wrote:

I really like the blog post. I just wish I had the energy to go exploring some of those datasets. Must ration myself unfortunately. Giving truckies an app that can stop them running into bridges ought to save everyone a lot of money?
Thanks :) Yeah the issue they're grappling with is that the bridge height dataset is incomplete, and they're not sure about liabilities if someone developed an app that had the wrong (or no) height limit on a bridge, and there was a collision.
I did a quick vis of the speedzones dataset a while ago: http://emscycletours.site44.com/dataguru/speedzones.htmlWhat's great is it's the whole state, not just Vicroads-managed roads.

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