SA to open government data to all
Premier Jay Weatherill recently issued an open data declaration requiring all government agencies to ensure their data is publicly accessible.
Opening up data to industry, community groups, digital entrepreneurs and start-up companies will create an enormous economic benefit to the state through the development of smartphone and web-based applications and will enable informed investment decision making.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer will lead an Open Data Action Plan that will guide agencies in classifying, licensing and releasing their data whilst ensuring they maintain the highest standards of privacy, security, and integrity.
This year’s inaugural open data competition Unleashed demonstrated the benefits of providing government data to business and the community. More than 100 digital entrepreneurs used government data to create new ideas, mobile applications, visualisation tools and websites for entry to the competition. The competition will now be held annually.
The website that will house government data – www.data.sa.gov.au – was also launched.