Welcome to open.org.nz. We develop and host projects around transparency, participatory democracy, and generally making central and local government useful to citizens and businesses.
You can keep track of our projects below. If you’d like to get involved with any of the projects, maybe as a developer or an organiser or a writer of documentation, or even just to participate in discussions about Open Data in NZ, you can join the Ninjas mailing list.
For more about us, see the following:
Track and discuss council policies and consultation documents
Notify councils of local problems
A repository of open data success stories, built in NZ, but with an international scope.
Getting NZ government data into OpenStreetMap
Track legislation developed by Parliament
Keeping the city up-to-date with what is where in Christchurch after the earthquake.
Scavenger (under development)
Scrape content from government websites and serve via API
Free access to legal information in New Zealand
Free points of interest directory, CC-licensed
- Consultation on a definition of High Value Public Data
- The NZ Declaration on Open and Transparent Government, and the New Zealand Data and Information Management Principles.
- Our description of Open Data
- Design the requirements for data.govt.nz (Closed on Nov 4, 2009 when data.govt.nz was released.)
- Draft requirements for a dataset opening suggestions system (Closed in March 2011 when the dataset requests system on data.govt.nz was launched)
- Open Data Mini Case Studies
- Data Release Case Studies - original 2009 project
- Keeping costs low
- OIA Consultation - analysing the Law Commission's review of Official Information Act (and local govt equivalent) for a submission
- API Documentation Project- Properly documenting government API's
Open Data Day - with NetHuiSouth 2014
Open Government Data Half Day - You're Only As Good As Your Last Reuse
- NetHui 2011 Government and Openness theme sessions
- Open Government Data Day - Wellington, 22 June 2011
- Open Data workshop 2-5pm Wednesday, May 18th, LINZ Boardroom
- Mix and Mash kickoff - held in Wellington on 3 November 2010
- AGM2010 - held in Wellington on 8 September 2010
- Hackfest - held in Wellington on Sun 30th August 2009
- Barcamp and Hackfest - held in Wellington on Sat 29th August 2009
- Official Info Blog - Using OIA/LGOIMA to acquire government and council geodata
- Geo Parse Digital NZ API Records by Placename Extraction