About the data
The amount of New Zealand data now available for mashing up is steadily growing.
Remember that for all data mashup entries:
- You must use at least one piece of New Zealand central or local government data.
- You must have the rights and permission to use all data and content in your entry.
- 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.
New data for Mix and Mash
Mix and Mash says “Hooray” to the organisations that worked hard to release this data in time for the competition this year.
NZ Post have made their Postcode Network File (PNF) and PostShop locations data available especially for the 2011 Mix & Mash!
Lucid Design have made available the data of all the rides from www.carpoolnz.org since it launched way back in 2005.
NIWA has developed New Zealand's first one-stop shop for searches of historic weather events, as part of its Risks and Natural Hazards programme. The Historic Weather Events (HWE) catalog contains records of several hundred major weather events in New Zealand over the last 200 years. Previously, such information has only been available by undertaking complex and time-consuming searches of internet and library resources. The information has been gathered over the past 5 years and put together from newspaper reports, journals, books and several databases kindly provided to the NIWA team by the Met Service, regional councils and university researchers. Ongoing use by councils and other interested groups and individuals will see the catalog grow over time and become more comprehensive. The HWE catalog has been released at this stage to enable inquirers to start interacting and using the facility, even though there are still outstanding events that haven't been processed including some recent events in 2011
Archives New Zealand has released spreadsheets listing the names and districts of all signatories to the 1892 and 1893 Women’s Franchise Petitions. The 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition led to New Zealand becoming the first self-governing nation in the world where women won the right to vote. It was signed by close to one quarter of the female adult population and was, at that time, the largest petition of its kind signed in New Zealand and other Western countries. More information about these historically significant documents is available from Archives New Zealand.
Waikato regional terrestrial and coastal vegetation, sand dunes and wetlands that are over 0.5 hectares and have been mapped and classified off 2001/2002 and 2007 WRAPS orthophotography using a slightly simplified version of the LCDB (1 and 2) classifications. Only classes relevant to regional terrestrial vegetation and wetland biodiversity have been mapped. Bioveg has many potential uses but most important amongst these is that it monitors change in vegetation, sand dunes and wetlands over time and that it forms the “base layer” from which potential Significant Natural Areas (SNA) are mapped. SNA may be used by the Regional Council and Territorial Authorities (City and District Councils) to identify and prioritise ecologically valuable areas for protection and enhancement using a variety of methods.
Department of Internal Affairs has released a complete list of the number of males and females born each day in 2009 and 2010 (based on births registered in New Zealand).
Department of Conservation has made the following new data available from their Geoportal:
- 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. This data is based upon land parcels (cadastre) but is 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.
- The Tracking API allows display of the delivery status of customers' tracked items within applications.
- The Rate Finder API provides delivery options and the associated cost for sending parcels within New Zealand with New Zealand Post and CourierPost products.
- The Tracking Notification API pushes notifications via email or webhook when a tracked item changes status, providing alerts as parcels move through the postal network.
- 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
- Discover geospatial information resources
- View details about each discovered resource, including how to get it for your own use
- Immediately view Live Data and Map resources you have discovered
- View metadata related to the data
- Tax collected and tax owed
- Taxpayer demographics
- Social entitlements paid and owed
- Tax compliance… to name but a few.
The Marine Environment Classification (MEC), a GIS-based environmental classification of the marine environment of the New Zealand region, is an ecosystem-based spatial framework designed for marine management purposes. Several spatially-explicit data layers describing the physical environment define the MEC.
A physically-based classification was chosen because data on these physical variables were available or could be modelled, and because the pattern of the physical environment is a reasonable surrogate for biological pattern, particularly at larger spatial scales. Classes within the classification were defined using multivariate clustering methods. These produce hierarchical classifications that enable the user to delineate environmental variation at different levels of detail and associated spatial scales.
Other data sources
New Zealand Post APIs
New Zealand Post's application programming interfaces (APIs) aim to help businesses with a better logistics and delivery experience.
SPARC:NZ Secondary Schools Sports Council Representation Census Data
NZ Secondary Schools Sports Council Representation Census has three datasets that provide information about:
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.
Data.govt.nz is a directory of publicly-available, non-personal New Zealand government held datasets.
Specific datasets areas you might find useful:
The LINZ Data Service provides free, web-based access to LINZ datasets, which comply with the range of open access standards associated with the developing New Zealand Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). The service provides access to complete layers of topographical map data, hydrographic electronic chart data, and a selection of geodetic, electoral, survey and titles data from Landonline.
Example layers are:
Who are charities helping? And what are they doing? Access more than 25,000 charities’ details, including their registration status, sector, location, activities, officers, beneficiaries, financial information, and much more! One of the richest and most complex “live” APIs available in NZ!
Legislation.govt.nz from the Parliamentary Counsel Office
Access New Zealand legislation in XML format at www.legislation.govt.nz/subscribe/. This gives you the complete legislative dataset that the New Zealand Legislation website draws from. And check out the DTDs used by the legislative data at www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/lenz-8-dtd-set.zip. Combine this with our customisable web feeds - www.legislation.govt.nz/atombuilder.aspx - that alert you to changes in legislation. Add your own expertise and creativity. Build an application that draws on laws in unique and powerful ways.
The Geoportal site provides an easy and convenient way to view a selection of DOC geospatial data.
Use the Geoportal to:
The metadata available through DigitalNZ comes from over 130 content partners across the New Zealand cultural and heritage, broadcasting, education, and government sectors; as well as local community sources and individuals. DigitalNZ’s goal is to uncover hidden or buried New Zealand content such as images, audio, video, interactives, and documents, and make them available for discovery and use. The DigitalNZ APIs will point you to the online items made available by our fantastic content partners. DigitalNZ hopes you'll use this metadata to do good and wonderful things, create new experiences, and demonstrate the value of sharing data.
Tax contributes to the overall economic and social wellbeing of New Zealanders. Ever wondered how much tax New Zealanders pay each year? How much tax is owed? What do we know about New Zealand taxpayers? And how New Zealand compares with other countries?
Come take up the challenge to turn 8 years of tax statistics into an engaging web-based format!
We can provide you with data on:
These data could be matched with geospatial data, too. Contact Xin Wang now!
What do people think about taxes?
Everyone hates paying tax, right? The answer may surprise you! Use our data to reveal what New Zealanders think about paying tax and how they view Inland Revenue and its performance. Come explore our customer satisfaction and perceptions data and take on the challenge of presenting it in creative and innovative ways.
Contact Xin Wang now!
NIWA provides online access to major climate and environmental monitoring systems and forecasting tools.