Waikato Data Portal

The Waikato Data Portal is a public platform that the Waikato Councils have established to share our data. We believe that knowledge is power and that by working together to make our data free and open it will promote progress, unlock innovation, and by its creative use, result in economic value for our region.

Growing Open Data that is useful and benefits the community over time will be a collaborative process and we encourage users to engage with us and provide feedback to help shape the data that available to you.

The work within the Waikato aligns to the Open Government Data Programme which is a cross government programme, making government data available for reuse. There is a wealth of background information about open data and the programme available from the data.govt.nz/open-data website.

Later this year we anticipate that the data from our portal will also be available from data.govt.nz alongside other national government datasets. Our site will continue to operate and be available as the first port of call for local government data and contacts in the Waikato.

 

About the Technology

The Waikato Councils are using ESRI’s Open Data software to open up data, documents and other information to the public.  This will allow external agencies and members of the public free access to find and use our datasets to enhance existing or create new applications; or to use within your own data or GIS projects.  Data from this site can be downloaded in a variety of formats and in many cases APIs are available.

The work within the Waikato aligns to the Open Government Data Programme which is a cross government programme, making government data available for reuse.  There is a wealth of background information about open data and the programme available from the data.govt.nz/open-data website.

 

Managing Data

The data provided on this site will be constantly evolving as each Council continues to update, add and improve the information available.  The site itself may also be periodically updated and may occasionally be unavailable during periods of system maintenance.

Although this is a regional platform, each council manages their own data which is uploaded or referenced in the case of existing web services, into their own ArcGIS Online organisational account.  This approach ensures that the originating council always remains in full control of its own data resources, and as such any queries or feedback relating to a particular dataset should always be directed back to the Council that maintains it.  Individual councils are clearly referenced as the owner on each data resource available on the portal.

 

Who can you contact about data?

To contact data and geospatial teams at a council please use the Contact page.

 

How can you give feedback?

To give general feedback, relating to the site or to the Waikato Councils as a whole, please use the Feedback Form.  All feedback is sent to the Waikato LASS.

 

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