Datasets

Datasets

Curated open-source data and free analysis/visualisation tools which can be used by architects to design, develop briefs and inform documentation.

Data-informed design and documentation is emerging as a dominant practice to shape our future buildings and adaptations. Some industries are well-versed in reaping the benefits of mining open source datasets to develop innovative ways for efficiency in practice and clearly demonstrate the value of their practice and research skills to clients.

This Dataset collection will develop further over time as the culture of making datasets available to others is gathering momentum globally. Why not form a community of practice to interrogate and apply data to enrich your design process? What data will lift your practice to the next level?

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The Operational Data Portal (ODP) was created in 2011 to enable UNHCR’s institutional responsibility to provide an information and data sharing platform to facilitate coordination of refugee emergencies. This was achieved using independent ‘situation views’ covering major emergencies such as the Syria situation or the Central African Republic emergency, among others.

The ODP’s initial scope of coordination of refugee emergencies has evolved since its inception. Other types of situation views are now available, such as those on refugee returnees (e.g., in Ivory Coast), on mixed movements (e.g., asylum and migration in West and Central Africa), on statelessness (e.g., in the Great Lakes region), or on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (e.g., CCM Somalia Overview).

Author: Uganda comprehensive Refugee Response Unit

Unique ID Number: DSLE00037
#Humanitarian

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This dataset provides insights about available amenities, facility features, area characteristics, price and occupancy rates for Short-Term rental data from accommodation services such as Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking.com and Tripadvisor.

Transparent is the global leader in business intelligence for the short term rental industry. Through a combination of proprietary aggregation and data science methods, and the use of publicly available data, Transparent develops insights on market conditions, such as supply growth, demand patterns, pricing changes, and property manager activities. 

Author: Carto
Country of Origin: Spain

Unique ID number: DSLE00046

#RentalData

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WECC 's Environmental Data Viewer application allows you to interact with the WECC environmental risk classes within the Western Interconnect region in the US.

You can also sketch or upload a proposed corridor and report the risk classes, area types, terrain, and land cover that are crossed by the line. You will receive instant analytics, capital and mitigation cost estimates, and the options of downloading tabular data and your line geometry as a Google Earth KML file.

Author: WECC Environmental Data Viewer
Country of Origin:
United States of America

Unique ID number:
DSLE00045

#GeographicData
#Environment

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Open Data Australia is the peak independent data authority partnering with government, industry, research and the start-up community to realise the power of data.

The team of Open Data professionals are truly global citizens. Data knows no boundaries and the potential to learn from Global Best Practice is phenomenal. Our team have partnered with, travelled to, advised, and trained individuals and teams right across the world. 

Author: Open Data Australia
Country of Origin: Australia

Unique ID number:
DSLE00029

#Open-SourceData

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The NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry on the 2019/2020 bushfires reinforced the need for telecommunications and utility infrastructure data, particularly spatial data that could inform risk and resilience decisions in the location and protection of essential utilities infrastructure in emergency situations.

The key objectives of developing a comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure data set are to:

  • Improve the ability of Emergency Services Organisation (ESOs) to protect these vital assets through better understanding of their location, protection arrangements and interdependencies
  • Ensure ESOs know what telecommunications services are and aren’t available to them for operational use, and understand what services are available to the community and
  • Ensure communities have the greatest possible prospect of retaining communications and connectivity, allowing:
    • people to be fully informed on fire progress and conditions
    • people to call for emergency assistance
    • people to communicate with family and neighbours
    • government and ESOs to provide community warnings via emergency alert services
    • access to post emergency services 

Author: NSW Government
Country of Origin: Australia

Unique ID number: DSLE00058
#Telecommunications
#SpatialData

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Motivated by the requirement to understand and manage the city-scale traffic system in Sydney, the ADAIT team since 2015 is developing a large-scale traffic simulation platform to assist transport planners and traffic engineers to evaluate the holistic impact of their proposals or solutions to the entire urban traffic system in Sydney.

Author: CSIRO
Country of Origin: Australia

Unique ID number: DSLE00057


#Economy

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DELWP's new web mapping application

MapshareVic allows you to:

  • interact with Property, Forest, Public Land and Water maps
  • view different basemaps
  • search for an address, place name, locality or LGA
  • Identify features on the map
  • print and export your map


Author: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Country of Origin: Australia

Unique ID number: DSLE00056
#GeographicData

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The NSW Digital Twin Minimum Viable Product (MVP) platform aims to respond to the NSW State Infrastructure Strategy by developing a 4D (3D+time) Foundation Spatial Data Framework. This includes providing presentation capability which allows visualisation and interrogation of 3D and 4D data models. The goal is to help the NSW Government with infrastructure assets planning and management, integration with land use planning, data collaboration, and sharing.

Author: NSW Government
Country of Origin: Australia

Unique ID number: DSLE00054

#Infrastructure
#Projects
#SpatialData

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have developed an intricate understanding of the environment over many thousands of years.
The Indigenous Weather Knowledge website launched in 2002 as a joint partnership between the Bureau, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and Monash University's Centre for Indigenous Studies. Their website is a formal recognition of traditional weather and climate knowledge that has been developed and passed down through countless generations by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.


Author: Bureau of Meteorology
Country of Origin:
Australia

Unique ID number: DSLE00001
#Climate
#IndigenousKnowledge

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Reporting Brisbane's development and infrastructure news to support a sustainable, smart Brisbane. BrisbaneDevelopment.com is Brisbane's only dedicated development news and infrastructure website. They provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the property and construction industry.

Author: Brisbane Development
Country of Origin:
Australia

Unique ID number: DSLE00053
#Infrastructure
#Projects
#PropertyDevelopment

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The Australia and New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline (ANZIP) provides a forward view of major infrastructure projects and contracts across the two countries.

ANZIP provides a transparent, detailed and independent snapshot of infrastructure investment, construction, operation and privatisation opportunities for investors, constructors, governments, advisors, researchers and the broader community. ANZIP tracks infrastructure opportunities from announcement to completion, providing updates and objective analysis each step of the way.

ANZIP is produced by the team at Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and updated as opportunities move through the Pipeline, providing a current, complete and unbiased resource.


Author: Infrastructure Pipeline
Country of Origin:
Australia

Unique ID number: DSLE00052

#Infrastructure
#Projects

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The interactive map of the Infrastructure Priority List presents a detailed view of projects and initiatives, and allows you to see which infrastructure solutions from around the country have been positively evaluated.

The map provides an up-to-date view of the nationally significant investments Australia needs to meet its infrastructure challenges, and is continually updated alongside the Priority List.


Author: Australian Government
Country of Origin:
Australia

Unique ID number: DSLE00051

#Infrastructure
#Projects

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The City of Melbourne's Development Activity Model (DAM) provides a representation of major development activity in the Melbourne Local Government Area. The visualisation is underpinned by information from the City of Melbourne Planning systems.

Author: City of Melbourne
Country of Origin:
Australia

Unique ID number: DSLE00050

#PropertyDevelopment

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Open Source Wood is calling on all architects and engineers to share their innovations in wood construction. The Open Source Wood initiative is a pioneering open innovation project aimed at facilitating knowledge sharing and growth in modular wood construction.

Author: Open Source Wood

Unique ID number: DSLE00049

#Sustainability
#Open-SourceData

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This is the Forestry Commission’s Open Data Site for spatial data that can be used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the UK.

Author: Forestry Commission
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom

Unique ID number: DSLE00048
#Environment
#GeographicData

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Thousands of people around the world use GFW every day to monitor and manage forests, stop illegal deforestation and fires, call out unsustainable activities, defend their land and resources, sustainably source commodities, and conduct research at the forefront of conservation.

Author: Global Forest Watch
Country of Origin:
United States of America

Unique ID number: DSLE00047
#Environment
#GeographicData

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Create and share maps and places on other planets in our Solar System.

OpenPlanetaryMap is a community project to enable space enthusiasts and students, planetary researchers and mappers, educators and storytellers to easily and collaboratively create and share location-based knowledge and maps of planets and planetary bodies.

OpenPlanetary is a community-driven organisation made of and intended for research and education professionals: scientists, engineers, designers, teachers and students, as well as space enthusiasts and citizen scientists - across all planetary science disciplines, missions, working groups, space agencies and institutions.


Author: OpenPlanetary
Country of Origin:
France

Unique ID number: DSLE00043
#Academia
#Space

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UDPplus is a joint initiative of the Joint Research Centre and the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO). As a key component of the Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies, it provides access to information on the status and trends of cities and regions and to EU supported urban and territorial development strategies.

Author: European Commission 

Unique ID number:
DSLE00041

#News
#Statistics

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The Brisbane Datastore is a key component of Brisbane City Council’s Open Data Project and demonstrates Council’s commitment to transparency.

The website was created by Council with the aim of providing an easy way to find, access and reuse Council’s public datasets. They want residents, visitors and the developer community to be able access the data that Council holds, and to use that data however they see fit – free of charge.


Author: Brisbane City Council
Country of Origin:
Australia

Unique ID number: DSLE00039
#Economy
#Open-SourceData

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Australian cities are in a state of high growth and transition. No longer do Australia's cities solely develop outwards on the fringe, creating disparate communities with long commutes to places of work, retail or leisure.

Urban.com.au is a platform for progressive change and they don’t shy away from adding their voice to local, state and national debates, especially those which involve the direction of Australia’s metropolitan regions.

Whether you’re searching for your next home or you’re just interested in what makes Australian cities tick, Urban.com.au challenges the status quo with an authenticity that is honest, local and relevant.


Author: Urban
Country of Origin:
Australia

Unique ID number: DSLE00036

#PropertyDevelopment

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