- Contest Winner
- Highly Commendable Mashup and Transformation Challenge
- Created by
- Adam Kennedy and Jeffery Candiloro
- data.australia.gov.au datasets used
- Australian Federal Election Boundaries
- Other datasets used
- Australian Bureau of Statistics Product 1259.0.30.001, Australian Standard Geographical Classification, Australian Bureau of Statistics Product 2093.0.30.001, Census of Population and Housing: Census, Geographic Areas Digital Boundaries, Australian Electoral Commission Proposed NSW Redistribution Geographic Boundaries, Australian Electoral Commission Proposed QLD Redistribution Geographical Boundaries, Australian Electoral Commission 2007 Election Geographical Boundaries, Australian Electoral Commission 2007 Polling Place Database, New South Wales Election Commission State Division Geographical Boundaries, Victoria Election Commission State Division Geographical Boundaries, Victoria Election Commission State Region Geographical Boundaries, TallyRoom.com.au Electoral Maps (KML) - Various, Google Maps Geocoder API, GeoPlugin IP2Geo API, New South Wales Department of Local Government Listing of Mayors, New South Wales Election Commission Local Government Election Ward Boundary Maps
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 such as the Federal Parlimentary website, OpenAustralia, MyMP and more.
geo2gov can be easily incorporated directly into other mashups as a search or address box, and can be deployed as a virtual applicance locally in addition to the regular online Amazon EC2 cloud-hosted service.
To make the Census results from geo2gov.com.au even more useful, it also provides pre-compiled single file database packs of the Census for PostgreSQL and SQLite.
The HTML version of the website is provided for debugging and development purposes, and demonstrates a fairly typical usage of the API.
Judges' Comments: geo2gov serves as an excellent example of what can be possible with open government data. This entry provided an online service that will take a location description in a wide range of formats, and map that location to the government. The testament to its utility was demonstrated by the fact that several other entries used geo2gov. Contest judge Mark Pesce said that this app that was such an impressive prototype of what was possible with government data that it made his geeky pants wet.