Archives For open data

Most organisations have a lot of information. And most organisations also have limited resource available to fully exploit this information – to make it as useful and accessible and beautiful as it could be. We are no exception.

We also know that, as a government department, we work for you. What is ours is yours. So, with this in mind, we’re giving you our information and challenging you to mix it with your own inspired ideas to make something new, useful and delightful.

And, if you’re quick, you could enter your creation in the Great NZ Remix & Mashup Competition. There’s cash, prizes and glory to be won, including four DOC sponsored New Zealand conservation experiences for the winners of the Lead Judges’ Special Awards

Last year’s supreme winner, Daniel Pietzsch, developed an application using DOC’s tracks data http://nzwalksinfo.co.nz. What could you do to help connect more people to New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage and the work DOC does? We can’t wait to see!

Screen shot from the NZ Walks Information website