The Earth:Australia MashupAustralia contest entry responds to the challenge of demonstrating the enormous benefits to be gained with open access to government information. Earth:Australia addresses the transformation challenge of opening up government data sets in its ‘re-purposing’ of GIS (geographic information systems) data from ERSI shapefiles, to the more useable, and accessible KML (Keyhole Markup [...]
Community Rivers is a not-for-profit, community-owned organisation helping to protect Australia’s rivers, creeks, wetlands, estuaries and bays. We have developed an online database with GMap capabilities to enable volunteers to post river health information collected from local waterways. By incorporating the Mashup data into the site, volunteers can now view Government GIS mapping information to [...]
Flip Explorer combines an interactive online search interface, 3D tagcloud, and timeline widget, with a natural and familiar reading environment for mashups of digital knowledge collections. The user interface has been designed to present as a ‘book’, where pages displaying parts of a collection can be read and easily browsed as you would any physical [...]
Know Where You Live is the prototype of a data mashup that displays a range of Australian Government data based on your geographic location along with a Google satellite map and relevant photo from the Powerhouse Museum Collection, the State Records NSW or the State Library of New South Wales collection. The initial prototype was [...]
LobbyLens correlates data about Federal Government business over the last 3 financial years. It shows the connections between government suppliers, government agencies, politician responsibilities, lobbyists, clients of lobbyists and the location of these entities. These connections are displayed through unique visualisations such as interactive network graphs and geovisualisation.
The geo2gov API is an online service that will take a location description in a wide range of formats, and map that location to the government. It can determine jurisdictions, electorates, representatives, where your location is defined demographically at each layer within the Census, and provides identifier maps so you can link into other websites [...]
In Their Honour is a mashup dedicated to the service men and women who fought and died for Australia. We have indexed over 100,000 service records and linked them to their burial location in one of over 3000 War Cemeteries in Europe and around the world. We have also taken the WWI photographs from the [...]
Our main goal when we approached this contest was to find ways to use different data sources in a practical way for the benefit of the wider community. We explored information from the 2006 Census and crime incident data and selected some key points that we considered significant in the decision making process of anyone [...]
Firemash is a real time service that analyses notices from the NSW Rural Fire Service and the community for warnings and sightings. It combines and analyses all of this information to determine the location and proximity to your house. If you are at risk, it instantly sends you a specific tweet, giving you the crucial [...]
Suburban Trends compares and contrasts Australian suburbs. Graphical indicators reveal different aspects of each suburb, including socio-economic standing, education levels and perceived safety levels. For suburbs within NSW, crime trends are also available. Additionally, a Web Services API allows this data to be easily reused.