Your students can work with quality data about New Zealand’s transport system via the Waka Kotahi Open Data Portal.
The Open Data Portal has data on vehicles, crashes, real-time information on road events affecting traffic, and more.
The Open Data Portal is a public platform where Waka Kotahi shares data. You can explore, analyse, and download data in a range of formats. Highlights include:
Within each dataset, you can filter data based on different fields. You can also download the full dataset or filtered subsets. Download options include CSV files for use in spreadsheets, KML to view in Google Earth, or an Esri Shapefile for use with GIS software.
Web maps using the ArcGIS application are also available on the Open Data Portal. These maps let students quickly visualise the data on a map of New Zealand.
You can also consume datasets using a GeoService or GeoJSON API.
We would like to hear more from teachers about how open data can help you and your students – including how you use our data, and what sorts of data you would like.
Open data is available for anyone to use and share. Open government data does not include private information about individuals. It is data that agencies are already collecting as part of everyday responsibilities. Making it openly available provides transparency and contributes to economic and social growth.
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