Open Data is an attempt to collate the many different datasets available through the New Zealand Government Departments and Local Bodies. The work stems from discussions at the Perspectives on Open Data: Workshop on the Re-use of Government-held Non-personal Data which was held during Webstock 2009. The aims of the site are to:
- List all of the datasets available to members of the public.
- Provide a place for people to comment on the datasets (what’s good about them, bad, uses they have.)
- Make it easy for people to find the information they are after and who they need to contact.
- Provide a voice for the data using community, both professional and casual.
If you would like to get involved, have any questions or want to get in touch simple email me glen [at] open [dot] org [dot] nz.