The three data commitments in the City Deal are:
- Develop a list of datasets that showcases the maturity of open data release for the region. Make all regional openly-licensed datasets available through a dedicated URL on data.gov.au, and a Launceston-specific catalogue item on NationalMap.
- Progressively release non-sensitive public data in areas such as the environment and waste, welfare, education, employment and infrastructure.
- Northern Tasmanian councils to work together to gradually adopt a consistent approach to data release. This will assist local businesses and community groups that operate across council boundaries.
Over 30 non-sensitive datasets have been released on data.gov.au since July 2015, and the Launceston data catalogue will continue to be updated.
Approximately 5 datasets per month will be added over the period of June to August 2018.
Next Steps and Milestones
In place: City of Launceston to agree on a data rollout strategy.
Q3 2018: Identify other high-value datasets.
Q3 2018: Explore new ways to present open data.
To be delivered mid-2018: Release of the Launceston catalogue on data.gov.au.
Costs associated with data commitments are funded through existing resources from the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and the City of Launceston.
The Australian Government in conjunction with Data 61, will provide the technical components of the project whereas the Tasmanian Government and the City of Launceston will agree on datasets to be featured.