Open data - a Smart, Connected Brisbane initiative
Brisbane City Council releases open data free of charge to encourage third parties to develop apps, websites and tools that can benefit Brisbane residents and business.
Currently over 130 datasets are available in a variety of formats from Council's open data website, covering a wide range of information including public transport, waste and recycling, and spatial data. Since July 2016 we have seen consistent growth in the site usage, improved currency of published data to over 99% and added an additional 800 registered users.
The project has achieved some notable successes, providing the basis for Fountainhead Group's, Peter Kable, to develop the RightToGo app which uses open data from Council's Brisbane City Plan 2014 data to support homeowners and property developers who want to get property projects off the ground.