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Victorian Govt. releases a bunch of public data; prizes for apps
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
29673 posts

Yoinked from google blog:
I'm thrilled to see a great initiative in Victoria. Premier John Brumby has announced that 90 new Victorian Government datasets have been released and set free for public access and consumption from That's 90 new ways to kick start innovation.

Premier Brumby has also launched App My State to encourage Victorians to use these 90 datasets to create new services to help Victorians. There are $100000 in prizes up for grabs, entries close on April 23rd.
Some really cool stuff in there, including things like TransNET (Metlink database) which includes Public Transport stop, route and Master Timetable information.

Hopefully more state governments do this. Free the dataz!
04:10pm 04/03/10 Permalink
04:10pm 04/03/10 Permalink
4565 posts
this is very cool
04:22pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
4753 posts
F***, that's awesome!

Quick, lets brainstorm...

Wow, they are licensed under various Creative Commons licenses - this is very progressive!
04:26pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
4276 posts
Mmm yes, how can we use this to our criminal advantage?
04:28pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6156 posts
don't worry, Google will write all the tools we need to manipulate this data
05:28pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
957 posts
Victorian Microbreweries
Locations of microbreweries in Victoria, including opening times and available beers.

Top stuff! This needs to be done in QLD imho
05:34pm 04/03/10 Permalink
4567 posts
overlay ontop of google maps - stat

wheres the so called 'smart state' and its data! f*****s
05:59pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
10138 posts
crash stat, awesome.
06:06pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
17408 posts
19,272 licensed venues in Victoria.

that's one hell of a pub crawl :D
06:10pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
4756 posts
overlay ontop of google maps - stat

wheres the so called 'smart state' and its data! f*****s

I thought 'VIC" was 'The smart state' - used to be on VIC number plates.

EDIT: Clearly I was wrong...
06:22pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
15623 posts
I'm pretty sure we used to be the sunshine state until some wanker in politics thought being the smart state would make us look..... smarter?
07:00pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
2582 posts
And now you have a choice, because most people hated 'The Smart State'
07:05pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6796 posts
scooter, you've always had the choice since it's conception in ~2003


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07:16pm 04/03/10 Permalink
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
29686 posts
When I bought my car the car dude was like, "hey what number plate do you want - smart state or sunshine state". I said "sunshine state" and he laughs and says "yeh, noone ever says the smart state".
07:22pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
789 posts
There are some good mashups over at MashUp Australia and notably ABS In Motion is pretty Google widgeted

They don't use this Vic gov data though
07:31pm 04/03/10 Permalink
Forum Hero
Wynnum, Queensland
16332 posts
I always run smart state plates.

Peter Beattie, never forget.
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