This year, 21 February is International Open Data day.
Practical ways you can participate in Open Data Day are listed on the Australian activities on Open Data Day webpage.
At QUT, we recognise that research data is one of an institution’s greatest and most valuable assets. Our Research Data Finder contains records of research datasets that have been produced by our researchers, some of which are available for you to use!
Sharing research data or information about data (metadata) can unlock opportunities that drive innovation and promote positive change for the benefit of businesses, the economy and the community, and QUT wants to be a part of the data revolution.
In partnership with the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) and the Queensland Government, QUT’s Major Open Data Collections project is capturing and describing research datasets. Typically, these datasets range from geospatial reference sources related to simple geometric objects, through to more complex structures which, when rendered with the appropriate application, produce visualisations of topographical elements such as waterways, road networks and a variety of other infrastructure types such as electricity pylons or poles. Records are available in Spatial Data Finder.