What Is Open Data?

What is Open Data?

Open Data is the idea that certain (non-sensitive) data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.

In recent years, the Australian Federal and State Governments have begun to make various data sets open and provide a single-point of entry catalogue:

Similarly, certain agencies also provide access to more specific information e.g.

Of course there is plenty of international open data and organisations e.g.

How can Open Data benefit my business?

TODO: Open Data can be used to supplement, augment or enrich your existing data to create value.

Curated Collections of Open Data

Open Data sets provide an opportunity to think creatively about your business and what additional opportunities exist which can be guided by the use of (open) data.