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South Australia releases open data web map

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The South Australian Government has released a new web map that openly shows all of the state's spatial data in one place.

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The South Australian Government has released a new web map that openly shows all of the state's spatial data in one place.

A vast array of open data is available to overlay on the map – over 160 sets already, with more planned as they become available.

Each dataset is searchable and the maps can be shared under a Creative Commons licensing agreement.

It includes rest stops for long drives, walking trails, the location of every boat ramp in the state, mineral license applications and current leases, school zones, air quality, public transport options, school zones, healthcare facilities and more.

Byron Riessen, General Manager of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), said he expects a very positive response from AIIA members to the new Map Viewer.

“It is a really innovative tool that turns quite complex individual data sets into very valuable, user friendly information that will support collaboration between government and industry and bring benefits to a wide range of people,” says Riessen.

Public Sector Minister Susan Close said the map was part of the Government's commitment to proactively release data to the public.

“The Location SA Map Viewer will dramatically improve access to government spatial information and support South Australia’s digital economy.”

“This tool brings location-based data together in one efficient site and allows the user to make quick and informed decisions immediately,” Ms Close said.

For more open access data from South Australia, head to Data.SA.

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