Waka Kotahi open data update - August-September 2021

As part of improving how we engage with our open data users, we'll be releasing monthly updates highlighting some of the previous month’s work, as well as what we’re up to next.

You can download the update as a .pptx by clicking on the ‘download button’ on this page. You can also read the update as text, below.

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Open data at Waka Kotahi – update, August-September ‘21

INCREASE transparency, REDUCE OIA / data requests, and improve ENGAGEMENT, PROBLEM-SOLVING and INNOVATION.

Strategic direction

LIFT open data performance and relevance

FOSTER strong relationships

IMPROVE decision-making


ENABLE and EMPOWER communities and sectors / industries, allowing FIT-FOR-PURPOSE solutions to challenges at local, regional, national and supranational scales

NZ Government is a signatory to the International Open Data Charter and New Zealand Data and Information Management principles, which follow from the (NZ) Declaration on Open and Transparent Government. Additionally, the Transport Evidence Base Strategy highlights improved access to data – and open data – as a key priority.

What we did (high-level)

Confirmed our 2021 / 2022 roadmap and pipeline

We confirmed our roadmap and pipeline of activities from now until end June 2022. They cover a range of work, from continuing to improve our open data maturity to publishing new as well as improved open datasets.

MVR dashboard and open data update

We added 24 additional reports to the motor vehicle registrations dashboard, and have improved how we communicate with our dashboard users. https://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/how-the-motor-vehicle-register-affects-you/motor-vehicle-registrations-dashboard-and-open-data/

Driver licence holders – open data

The total number of driver licence holders by region, class stage and class type, and age bracket for the years 2012 to 2021. https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/documents/driver-licence-holders/about

EV charging stations – open data

Realtime locations of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations around the country, available in spatial formats (for mapping) as well as csv. https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/ev-roam-charging-stations/explore

Driver licence pass rates – open data

Driver license pass rates by region, age bracket and licence type. https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/driver-licence-pass-rates/explore

Waka Kotahi open data policy

Focused internally, it lays out how we approach open data at Waka Kotahi. We also published it publicly for re-use / adaptation by other organisations. https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/documents/NZTA::waka-kotahi-open-data-policy/about

This month’s fun fact: 316 EV Roam charging stations around NZ.

What’s up next (high-level)

Active mode counts (open data)

Procurement tool indexes (open data)

Video: exploring the funding and transport dashboard

Talk: the third wave of open data – what next? (engagement)

Consultation on sector-wide open data framework and high-level principles, along with agreed actions (maturity uplift)

Photo by James Lee on Unsplash.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Waka Kotahi
Maintainer Open.Data_WakaKotahi
Maintainer Email Open.Data_WakaKotahi
Source https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/45abf338dccd460c9145bf1693cfb2fa
Source Created 2021-10-07T21:22:59.000Z
Source Modified 2021-11-04T02:06:08.000Z
Language English
Source Identifier https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/45abf338dccd460c9145bf1693cfb2fa
Dataset metadata created 23 November 2021, last updated 23 November 2021