Waka Kotahi open data update - October 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, October ‘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)

Updated high-res historic traffic counts.

Updated data: daily traffic volumes from state highway count sites in 15-minute intervals, by vehicle class and direction, from October 2020 to September 2021.https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/tms-traffic-quarter-hourly-oct-2020-to-sep-2021/about

Published transport sector open data framework for public comment. #codesign

The framework will enable the entire sector to align efforts, prevent wheel reinvention, improve maturity etc. We have released an initial strawperson publicly, to collect feedback, suggestions etc. https://nzta.mysocialpinpoint.com/transport-open-data-framework#

Video: funding and transport – dashboard and open data.

Our third open data webinar looks at the funding and transport dashboard, which covers funding and performance data for numerous transport-related activities. https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/documents/video-funding-and-transport-dashboard-and-open-data/about

Presentations: Data Knowledge Hub and Open data workshop.

Took part in and presented at two inaugural events: the Data Knowledge Hub (Ministry of Transport) and the Open data workshop (Stats NZ).

Network graphing proof of concept: open data catalogue.

Completed a proof of concept for visualizing the open data catalogue as an interactive network graph.

This month’s fun fact: ~2.7x - Waka Kotahi funding increase on public transport in the last 10 years. 2020/2021 = largest increase.

What’s up next (high-level)

Procurement tool indexes (open data).

Carbon emissions (open data).

NOW LIVE: consultation on sector-wide open data framework and high-level principles, along with agreed actions (maturity uplift).

Second #DataHack event (maturity uplift).

Updated listings on data.govt.nz (user engagement).

Updated CAS (crash data) documentation (maintenance)

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/cf935666f83140f5ad4c08ebf4b983ef
Source Created 2021-11-04T01:29:12.000Z
Source Modified 2021-11-04T02:00:18.000Z
Language English
Source Identifier https://opendata-nzta.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/cf935666f83140f5ad4c08ebf4b983ef
Dataset metadata created 23 November 2021, last updated 23 November 2021