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Thanks for your input: October 2017 data.govt.nz community feedback results

Our data and performance analyst reviews the results from the first data.govt.nz community feedback survey. Find out what users want and how we're planning to improve data.govt.nz.

Creative Commons and NZGOAL: two of the essential ingredients of open data

Find out the role copyright plays in open data, and where training is available to learn how to apply open licensing in your work.

Collaborating to make data easier to discover and use

The data.govt.nz, Open Data Programme and Stats NZ teams got together at the Service Innovation Lab last week to share experiences, compare notes and ideate around models that could serve users better in data discovery and use.

Help us improve data.govt.nz - Oct 2017 user survey

We are currently running an online survey to gather data on how we can improve our customer experience for Data.govt.nz.

New Zealand adopts the International Open Data Charter

Read about the adoption of the International Open Data Charter by the New Zealand Government.

Open government data dashboard prototype 2017

Give your feedback on the proposed open government data dashboard for the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan.

Open data is coming of age

The sharing of open data stories raises awareness about open data and encourages new release and use. Recently Stats NZ commissioned engage2 to gather stories from current and potential users of open data.

'Telling our open data stories' engagement

The sharing of open data stories raises awareness about open data and encourages new release and use. In 2017 Stats NZ commissioned engage2 to gather stories from current and potential users of open data.

[video] GovHack Wellington wrap up

Watch the wrap up video from the GovHack Wellington instalment, 28-30 July 2017.

Open data powers affordability app

Developer Alex Raichev used open data to create a web application that helps you work out the most affordable suburb to rent in and commute from.

Wellington City Council’s open data journey through GovHack

Sean Audain, Innovation Officer (Smart City) at Wellington City Council, talks about their open data journey and what they've learnt over the years at GovHack.

5 tips to opening your data

You've seen the pronouncements about the volumes of data that power the world around us and that this is increasing exponentially. But where’s all this data coming from?

Busting open data myths

Ellen Broad believes that the benefits from open data are potentially organisation changing, because of the culture that open data encourages. Open data will drive government to being more efficient and working collaboratively to solve common problems.

Your trusty sidekick at GovHack 2017

We’re ramping up for this year’s GovHack event at the moment and excited to be a national sponsor again this year.

Getting our data out there

Government agencies are undergoing a culture change – they’re moving towards their data being ‘open by design’. At a recent workshop international expert Ellen Broad explained what open data is and outlined some of the considerations for agencies that are opening up their data.

Networking and learning for open data users

Stats NZ is holding workshops for open data users next week: come along to share, learn and rub shoulders with other people who share your interest in open data.

Two opportunities to share your open government data story

Engagement with data users is a key part of the Open Government Data Action Plan, because it helps to understand and prioritise what data users want.

Strong foundations

Some big changes are underway that will have very positive impacts on open government data in New Zealand.

Meetup: Sorting fact from fiction: open data myths, mysteries & misconceptions

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The Power of Stories

What will things look like when open data is “working”? Entrepreneurs, businesses, researchers, community groups and individuals will be innovating, creating new insights and acting as informed participants in government decisions.

Open by design

"Open by default" is a term bandied around when talking about open data policy. I find the phrase often helps lift the barriers rather than bring them down but if...

Automated metadata harvesting of Auckland Council's open transport data

Early in April (prior to our launch of data.govt.nz), I met with Stu Smith and Helen Donaldson from the Auckland Council open data Community of Practice to demo and discuss...

[video] International Open Data Day 2017, Wellington New Zealand

A summary video of the Wellington, New Zealand hackathon held at the National Library of New Zealand for the 2017 International Open Data Day

Rapid prototyping with environmental datasets – International Open Data Day 2017

International Open Data Day, Wellington was held in the National Library of New Zealand on Saturday, 4th March.

Connect the dots - using the government A to Z API for data.govt.nz

Ok, so I'm in the middle of data migration for the new data.govt.nz open data portal at the moment and thought I'd take a moment to highlight something that:

International open data day - Saturday, 4th March 2017

Data.govt.nz are proud to be a part of this years Open Data Day hosted at the National Library of New Zealand's Net.work space on Saturday, 4th March 2017 (mark it...

The Open Data Game Surprise

I take my hat off to PwC Wellington and Auckland for appreciating the value of data and being bold enough to try new ways to help others learn about it.

Preparing to launch a new data.govt.nz catalogue service

The data.govt team will be migrating currently listed datasets across to CKAN - the internationally recognised open data catalogue platform - as part of the release of the new data.govt.nz.