Monday, November 02, 2009

NSW government launches data.nsw.gov.au with over 400 datasets

The NSW government has released a catalogue of over 400 datasets at data.nsw.gov.au, making it probably the second largest government data catalogue in the world (after data.gov in the US).

From the discussions I've seen and taken part in, this is far beyond what was expected.

Many of the datasets are only available as PDFs or as tables in webpages and the copyright terms, however this is only to be expected in a first release of this type.

Overall it's a tremendous resource and will hopefully encourage other Australian governments to take similar steps.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great start. If your wanting access to a catalogue of NSW spatial data, this is also a good source:
    http://www.canri.nsw.gov.au/nrdd

    Regards Ross

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