Sport and Recreation data mashup
$2000 will be awarded to the application that best encourages New Zealanders’ participation in sport and recreation.
We also have a special prize pool for the best entries from New Zealand Primary and Secondary students.
If you are new to mashing up data you can get great advice and guidance from our Newbie's guide to mashing up data sponsored by the Charities Commission.
Things you need to know:
- You must use at least one piece of New Zealand local or central government data.
- You must have the rights and permission to use all data and content in your application.
- You need to provide the details of all content and data that you use when you submit your entry.
- Please make sure you read and understand the full competition rules.
Ideas and data to inspire you
Within the theme and competition rules, you have plenty of scope for creativity. Here are some ideas for apps and information about available data to help you get started. You don’t have to use these! These are just examples to inspire your thinking:
Inspirational ideas from SPARC
- an application that provides some imaginative and effective ways to encourage more people to take up sport and recreation, and improves the experiences of those already involved
- an application that helps connect people looking to share sport and recreational opportunities, possibly via a social network / mapping combination
- an application that helps national sporting organisations and clubs with administration and communications around events. This might be an app that contains a “Calendar of events, access to information about events, ability to enter events using the app, and viewing event results.
Sport and Recreation related data:
SPARC: NZ Secondary Schools Sports Council Representation Census Data
NZ Secondary Schools Sports Council Representation Census has three datasets that provide information about:
- Students who represented their school in sport (present by region)
- Numbers participating in or coaching, managing and officiating each individual sport are presented both Nationally and by Region
- A summary of the changes in participation rates of students that have represented their school in each individual sport from 2000 – 2010
There is also a report that summarises the results. SPARC and NZSSSC are happy for this data to be used for entries in the Mix and Mash competition (entries close 15 Sept 2011). Please contact Anthony.Hawkins@sparc.org.nz with any queries about the data.
Department of Conservation data
Available from DOC's Geoportal
- Conservancy Boundaries: Approximate spatial representation of DOC's Conservancy Boundaries.
- Area Boundaries: Approximate spatial representation of DOC's Area Boundaries.
- Tracks: Approximate spatial representation of DOC managed track centrelines. Actively managed open tracks are shown, closed tracks are not shown.
- Huts: Approximate spatial representation of the physical location of DOC's huts represented as points.
- Campsites: Approximate spatial representation of the physical location of DOC's campsites represented as points.
- Hunting Blocks: Approximate spatial representation of hunting permissions across land managed by the Department of Conservation. These data are based upon land parcels (cadastre) but are not suitable for accurate boundary definition. NOTE: you MUST obtain a permit either online or through your local DOC office to hunt in these areas.
Land Information New Zealand data
Statistics New Zealand Time Use Survey, 2009/10
Available from the Time Use Survey
Time use statistics provide information about how New Zealand residents aged 12 years and over spend their time; including sport and recreation activities.
Charities Register sport and recreation related data
You can use the Charities Register to find out what kinds of sports and recreation organisations are registered as charities, and where they are.
See our Data Sources page for more information about data you can use.
You can see more data mashup ideas on Squiz’s Mix and Mash Share an Idea tool.