The future of open data in Aotearoa

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Biz Dojo @GridAKL

101 Pakenham Street West

Wynyard Quarter

Auckland, Auckland 1010

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Writing in Scientific American last year, MIT Professor Cesar Hidalgo criticised the global open data movement for “a throwing-spaghetti-against-the-wall strategy, where opening more data, instead of opening data better, has been the driving force.”

Given where we began, the efforts of New Zealand government agencies to “open more data” have been impressive. But a decade on, it’s time ask whether our own “spaghetti” approach is working. Have we seen the transformative benefits to our society, economy and environment predicted by early open data advocates? And if not, what can we do to open data better in the years ahead?

Featuring:

  • Ed Corkery, CEO, Koordinates

  • Harkanwal Singh, Data Editor, NZ Herald

  • Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician and CEO, Stats NZ

Image derived from "Auckland 0.5m Rural Aerial Photos (2010-2012)" from Land Information New Zealand. Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 NZ licence.

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Biz Dojo @GridAKL

101 Pakenham Street West

Wynyard Quarter

Auckland, Auckland 1010

New Zealand

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Organiser of The future of open data in Aotearoa

Koordinates helps government agencies, industry and research organisations to publish, manage, and share their geospatial data, radically increasing the reuse and impact of data assets.

The Koordinates platform is a key resource for over 40,000 professional data users. Sites on our platform include some of the most successful data projects in the world, including the LINZ Data Service and the NZRS Broadband Map.

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