Blogs: News And Education

New Open Spatial Data website

Nurturing innovation is fundamental to a smart, connected Brisbane, helping to build a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane. Council’s Open Data website plays a key role in encouraging innovation, while also fostering a culture of transparency and inclusivity among government, business and the community. In recognition of the growing importance of spatial data, Brisbane City Council has developed a new Open Spatial Data website. The Open Spatial Data website is linked through Council’s existing Open Data website for seamless access and user experience.

GovHack 2017 Winners

The GovHack 2017 winners were announced at the state awards night in Brisbane on 8 September. This year’s event attracted more than 3000 participants, making it the best hackathon yet.

Congratulations to the winners of Brisbane City Council’s challenges. Thank you for your innovative solutions to help us make Brisbane a great place to live, work, and relax.

GovHack 2017 Recap

During the weekend from 28 July to 30 July 2017, more than 300 people attended the GovHack 2017 Brisbane and Brisbane Youth Node events. Many more attended other nodes across Queensland as well as other sites across Australia and New Zealand.

A big thanks to all participants, organisers and supporters. We received a lot of amazing ideas and are currently working through all entries to establish the winners.

The judging phase has now commenced with the winners to be announced at the state awards at The Precinct in Fortitude Valley on 8 September. We hope to see everyone there.

GovHack 2017 Challenges

With just 46 hours to develop solutions we know GovHack will deliver some amazing ideas. These ideas may not be fully developed and may not be easy or even viable or feasible to implement. They should be innovative and will provide broader input into how Brisbane can address the challenges. We encourage all participants to include, within their solutions, input on additional data or other changes that enhance the ideas, better address the challenge and deliver a better Brisbane.