June 2015 report

Allan Barger

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In June, data custodians added an additional 100 datasets to That’s not counting all the additional data you can find thanks to our search result sharing arrangements. It must be #GovHack, or as we refer to it in the team, Open Data Christmas. 

Google analytics reveal that, over the GovHack weekend, had 4,755 sessions, 2,618 users and 25,370 page views. The most popular datasets included intellectual property government open data 2015, ABC Local online photo stories 2009-2014 and sample household electricity time of use data.

Doing a little GovHacking of our own,  we were able to glean that the most popular places for ABC Local’s online photo stories were Darwin (193), Mount Gambier (189) and Kalgoorlie (188). Below you’ll find a gif showing a simple geographic and temporal view of the publishing of the stories.

gif animation showing a geographic and temporal view of abc local stories

We also learned that, in Australia, New South Wales leads the pack in the patent count.

bar chart illustrating patents by state in which they were registered

And, the best way to display a pyramid is by using a pie chart.

a pie chart with sections for sky, pyramid in shadow and pyramid in sun

In June, we upgraded our CKAN instance to version 2.3. The update includes behind-the-scenes bug fixes, a responsive template and extends data visualisation options for users. Another recent addition is an option for data custodians to self-nominate their library for harvest. If you’d like to trial harvesting please let us know.  We’re now working to document these new features as part of the open data toolkit.

Allan, team

Statistics / Measures

  June 2015
Total Webpage Visits 31,478
Total Page views 142,644
Total Datasets (including FOI log links) 6,877
Total Organisations 170
Total Data Resources / Files 31,546
Total Machine Readable / Data API Resources 1,724
5 Most Active OrganisationsTop 5 Organisations by Total Datasets
City of Greater Geelong Geoscience Australia
City of Ballarat Australian Institute of Marine Science
City of Gold Coast Australian Antarctic Division
Department of Communications Department of Agriculture
Noosa Shire Council City of Greater Geelong
5 Most Recent Published DatasetsTop 5 Most Recently Updated Datasets
Hydro Tasmania - Mersey Forth Scheme
ABN Bulk Extract
Energy in Storage - Hydro Tasmania Noosa Council Libraries Wi-Fi Use
Ballarat Heritage Area Gutter Rails NAPLAN Tasmanian results 2008-2014
City of Hobart Recycling Collection Ballarat Imagine Responses
Ballarat Council Managed Landfill Waste
Australia's Census of Antarctic Marine Life project - IYGPT Data collected on the CEAMARC cruise
5 Most Highly Requested DatasetsVotesStatus
Free the G-NAF Address Dataset 130 In Review
Free Postcode and Postal Address Data 68 In Review
NBN Datasets 41 In Review
DCDB Cadastre 38 In Review
Australian Schools 31 In Review

As always you can find more of our stats here.

Last updated: 24 January 2018