Public transport data challenge handed down

Data gurus will compete to create solutions for QLD public transport

June 24, 2013

Data gurus will get the chance to create solutions for Queensland's public transport system as part of the Premier’s Awards for Open Data.

The Queensland Government has called for smart web and application developers, and data gurus
to find
new community solutions
in areas such as
public transport.

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says the awards will recognise those who develop new and innovative ways
to use publicly released
state government data.

"A particular focus of the awards will be the use of public transport data to enhance our existing public transport system," Newman says.

"We know this is a real priority for many Queenslanders, and we want people to put on their thinking caps about how we can use government data to improve out public transport systems."

A prize of $5,000 is available to entrants who showcase the most innovative use of
public data in a number of categories.

Categories include Public Transport, Improved Service Delivery, Growing and Developing Queensland’s future, and a wildcard category for thinking outside the box.

Public servants will also be able to compete.

The winners of the Premier’s Awards for Open Data will be announced in November.

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