Fri 15 May 2015 5:21AM

What data should we ask NZTA to provide for GovHack?

SM Shaun McGirr Public Seen by 170

NZTA have a data page as well as traffic statistics and a system for connecting developers to traffic monitoring. What other data should we ask for?


Shaun McGirr Fri 15 May 2015 5:22AM

From David Preece:
"Presumably the roads are regularly surveyed to establish which bits need to be fixed. Can we get data for which pieces of which roads are good/bad/terrible?"


Jo Booth Fri 15 May 2015 1:11PM

The local councils should be asked about local roads. NZTA about highways. I think I can get a GIS feed from our 'Mobile Alert' app if we want crowd sourced data.


Jo Booth Fri 15 May 2015 1:14PM

From NZTA maybe we should ask for early access to the new Crash Analysis System - data feeds of crashes and crash APIs? I think there is a self report option too.


Shaun McGirr Mon 8 Jun 2015 1:01AM

Can you ask them for that Jo?


Jo Booth Mon 8 Jun 2015 2:33AM

@shaunmcgirr1 essentially I'd have to ask myself - There's a team here at work on that project. I'll see what I can do.


Shaun McGirr Tue 9 Jun 2015 2:24AM



Jo Booth Thu 11 Jun 2015 3:57AM

@shaunmcgirr1 doesn't sound like the new NZTA Crash data project has anything public beta yet :(

Old one is still here: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/crash-analysis-system/


Shaun McGirr Thu 11 Jun 2015 8:00PM

Thanks for asking! A consistent message I've got from government is that they don't really know what people want, so every request we make at least doesn't hurt the cause ;-)

Is the old one worth pushing for GovHack?


Jo Booth Fri 12 Jun 2015 2:49AM

We have plenty of raw data from it publicly available - and the old one is not the easiest thing to learn in a weekend - so I'd say no, don't bother.