May 2015 Newsletter

Our May Newsletter features our first data publishers’ roundtable “Open Data: demand driving publishing in a resource constrained environment“.

Knowledge for Everyone

Digital footprints, consumer choice and innovation

Linda O’Brien. Increasingly I am aware that as I work, shop, bank, socialize, drive, travel, collaborate and communicate I am leaving digital footprints. My guess is that if you could triangulate all this data you’d know an awful lot about me. And increasingly I am aware of the ways in which this information is being […]

Lunchtime Lecture

Understanding Licenses

28 May 2015 12-1pm. Baden Appleyard. De-mystify data licensing with this lunchtime lecture by AusGOAL’s Baden Appleyard.  This topic will cover the various types of licenses and what they actually mean – you will gain an understanding of the differences, with Baden’s practical anecdotes and real life examples.  This is a complex area, but it needn’t be […]



7 May 2015 2015 12-1pm. Tony Chen. ODIQ’s May lunchtime lecture is presented by Tony Chen a co-creator of the winning entry of the 2014 Premier’s Open Data Competition, WikiQueensland. Originally designed to help students make more informed decisions about where to live, WikiQueensland is a fantastic example of open data helping solve everyday livability questions.  Using a unique ranking mechanism, […]

What are ODI Nodes: Creating a global network

The ODI Nodes are an important part of our global network. The last year has seen significant growth: we have welcomed Rio, Devon, Queensland and Athens to the community; our first group of nodes have become ODI registered trainers; our community of nodes have collaborated with us to deliver global projects; and the network is […]

Lunchtime Lecture

The Open River Project

17 April 2015 12-1pm. Malcolm Wolski and Hamish Holewa.  This month’s ODIQ lunchtime lecture series is a great opportunity to explore a local, real-life open data case study.  The project has established a catalogue of data from multiple sources including local and state government, non-government, commercial organisations and university research programs.  The project facilitates information exchange, communication and […]


Locate 15, 11 March 2015

It was great to speak at Locate 15 and hear so many great messages about open data. Here’s one from, the former Minister for Communications, now Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. Good to hear #opendata is key opening message from @Malcom_Turnbull at #locate15 — Geonaming Solutions (@GeonameSolution) March 10, 2015

ABS Open Data

Navigating Australian Bureau of Statistics Data

12 March 2015 12-1pm. Craig Brady. This month’s ODIQ lunchtime lecture series is about navigating the ABS’s data.  Craig Brady will share some hints and tips on the ABS’ extensive data collection, how to find the data you are seeking, and will give a quick demo of some of the free tools available that can help […]


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