Sept. 7, 2015—Outstanding uses of the Australian Government’s NationalMap were on show at the GovHack 2015 awards. The map is a powerful browser-based visualisation tool that provides easy access to a wealth of government geospatial data. This includes thousands of datasets from sources like the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Bureau of Meteorology and data.gov.au. GovHack 2015 is an annual national data mashup event that gives teams of developers the chance to compete and create new ways of using government open data.
The awards on 5 September showcased some innovative uses of the map, including:
Since its launch last year, the map has enabled developers to create new and innovative applications using government open data, including:
New open datasets will continue to be added regularly as part of the Government’s commitment to open data, with more than 3,000 datasets already publically available. The map was developed by the Department of Communications, with NICTA and Geoscience Australia.
The NationalMap is available at: www.nationalmap.gov.au