Waka Kotahi open data update - May 2021

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Open data at Waka Kotahi – update, May ‘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)

Updated the open data catalogue

We updated the open data catalogue.https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/open-data-catalogue

Further improvement of open data portal

We made further tweaks to the open data portal, with the international release of ArcGIS’s new look and feel for its platforms.https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/

DataHack v1.0

We began planning for ‘DataHack v1.0’ – a pilot internal day-long collaborative exercise amongst a mixture of internal data, analytics, research and applied design people. Hopefully the first of many, with the scope expanding over time.

First open data webinar

We recorded and released our first video about Waka Kotahi open data. This time, we looked into the effects of covid-19 on transport. Next, we’re looking to publish it externally. You can find the research and its open data in the link below.https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/covid-19-impacts-on-transport/about

Conference panel and talk

Panel and talk at the 5th Annual Digital Transformation and Data in Government Summit, covering open data, our work and the third wave of open data.https://dtnz.aventedge.com/Agenda.aspx

This month’s fun fact: 3.5 GB - size of quarter-hourly traffic count data

What’s up next (high-level)Funding and performance dashboard and open data (open data release)Update of Arataki v2 employment modelling dashboard – we released the updated open data in April (open data release)Driver licence open data (open data release)Updated quarter-hourly (historic) traffic count data (open data release)First open data webinar public release, and interactions with user group and update list (user engagement)Updated framework and toolkit, to be published publicly (maturity uplift)Internal open data policy, to be published openly for re-use by other organisations (maturity uplift)Panel at Govt Digital Transformation and Continuous Improvement in Service Delivery 2021 online conference (user engagement)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).

Photo by James Lee on Unsplash.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Waka Kotahi
Maintainer Open.Data_NZTA
Maintainer Email Open.Data_NZTA
Source https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/2c35d76aa6104412a55586af768c1626
Source Created 2021-06-07T22:42:07.000Z
Source Modified 2021-07-11T21:53:17.000Z
Language English
Source Identifier https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/2c35d76aa6104412a55586af768c1626
Dataset metadata created 23 November 2021, last updated 23 November 2021