Open Data Access Project

The City of Gold Coast is committed to proactively publishing datasets for re-use and championing the use of open government data to support our local industries.

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Open Data Access Project

'Open Data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share alike.' - OpenDefinition.org

Governments are key collectors and producers of large amounts of data that, when released publicly for re-use, can provide increased transparency of government services and can be used in new and innovative ways to deliver value to the community.

Open Data is the commitment that some organisations make to allow their data to be freely available for re-use, in recognition of both the benefits and the fact that the collection and creation of this data is publicly funded in the first place.

City of Gold Coast is committed to proactively publishing datasets for re-use and championing the use of open government data to support our local information and communications technology (ICT) industry in the delivery of local information and services.

The objectives of our Open Data Access Project include:

  • development of innovative solutions for Gold Coast residents
  • increased City transparency and accountability
  • improved data quality
  • reduction in Customer Contact enquiries and response times
  • building local capabilities and providing local innovation and commercialisation opportunities.

Find the data.gov.au link below to access the data sets we've published under our Open Data Access Project.

You can also request the publication of further data sets by emailing us at opendata@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.


How often will Gold Coast data be updated?

The City will ensure that data is updated on a regular basis (usually one-two times a year) to ensure apps are current and relevant to the needs of the community.

If you see a problem with the data we want to know! Email your feedback to opendata@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

If you see a problem with the app, contact the developer. You can find these details within the app.


Open Data apps available for use

The following apps have been developed using City of Gold Coast open data:

Access GC

Developed by Griffith University using the City’s open data, Access GC is available for both iPhone and Android devices and provides information about disability services on the Gold Coast. It currently displays disability car parks, toilets, and access ramps.

It can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play store using the links below:

www.itunes.apple.com/au/app/access-gc/id730205516?mt=8

GC Dog Parks

Developed by Griffith University using the City's open data, GC Dog Parks provides information about dog parks on the Gold Coast. It currently displays on-leash, off-leash, and dog prohibited areas. Use the 'near me' feature to find dog parks near you. Dog parks can be further filtered by poo bag dispensers and dog agility areas.

It can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play store using the links below:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/gc-dog-parks/id923147382?mt=8?

GC Heritage

Available for both iPhone and Android devices, GC Heritage allows users to browse and search complete list of heritage sites, view their boundaries on the map, and view images and statements of significance for each site. The app was developed by Griffith University using City of Gold Coast open data.

It is available from iTunes and Google Play store using the links below:

www.itunes.apple.com/app/gc-heritage/id853430034?ls=1&mt=8


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