Waka Kotahi open data update - June 2021

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Open data at Waka Kotahi – update, June ‘21

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

Strategic direction

LIFT open data performance and relevanceFOSTER strong relationshipsIMPROVE decision-makingREDUCE harmENABLE 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) Motor vehicle registrations dashboard and open data update We added additional data to the motor vehicle registrations dashboard and open data, to enable historic and year-to-date reporting. https://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/how-the-motor-vehicle-register-affects-you/motor-vehicle-registrations-dashboard-and-open-data

Additional quarter-hourly traffic count open data We released additional quarter-hourly traffic count open data, covering October – December 2020. https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/tms-traffic-quarter-hourly-oct-to-dec-2020/about

Updated open data framework and toolkit We updated and released our open data framework and toolkit. They lay out how we think about, and treat, our open data, including prioritisation and developing accompanying / supporting documentation and metadata. We published them as an update to our 2019 release, with the intention that other organisations can adapt and reuse them. https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/waka-kotahi-open-data-framework-and-toolkit-2021/about

Second open data webinar We recorded and released our second video about Waka Kotahi open data. This time, we looked at the forecasted and actual impacts of COVID-19 on NZ employment and economy. You can find both of the webinars on our open data portal. Video 2: employment projections and reality COVID-19 Video 1: impacts of COVID-19 on transport choices

Panel discussion Panel at Govt Digital Transformation and Continuous Improvement in Service Delivery 2021 online conference: “Digital communication, transparency and service delivery – the next steps…”

DataHack v1.0 Due to covid alert levels, we moved our ‘DataHack v1.0’ event into July. It’s a pilot internal day-long collaborative exercise amongst a mixture of internal data, analytics, research and applied design people. Stay tuned for details in our July update.

This month’s fun fact: 72 - number of pre-made reports in the motor vehicle registrations dashboard

What’s up next (high-level) Funding and performance dashboard and open data (open data release)Driver licence open data (open data release)Improvements to crashes and traffic count open data (open data release) Internal open data policy, to be published openly for re-use by other organisations (maturity uplift)Sector-wide open data framework and high-level principles, along with agreed actions (maturity uplift)Consolidation and improvement of existing open data, as well as work to publish new datasets (BAU)

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Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Waka Kotahi
Maintainer daniel.bassett@nzta.govt.nz
Maintainer Email daniel.bassett@nzta.govt.nz
Source https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/39095d5aec2f4da1b7160bc7083c4bc6
Source Created 2021-07-11T21:22:00.000Z
Source Modified 2021-07-11T22:21:14.000Z
Language English
Source Identifier https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/39095d5aec2f4da1b7160bc7083c4bc6
Dataset metadata created 23 November 2021, last updated 23 November 2021