Tag Archives: open data

Looking for CSV datasets useful for students to practice SQL

Following an initial trawl of government datasets and public registers (including open data govt website), I am asking if anyone got any recommendations regarding relevant (CSV) data sets I could provide students with for structuring a database and using SQL … Continue reading

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Real Estate Authority: “I have decided to decline your request…”

Despite government commitment and to providing open data it remains a mission to actually get some of the data. The Real Estate Authority (REA) is yet another example… “Decision: Decline In the REA’s view, providing a copy of the public … Continue reading

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Ombudsman: 413631… Teachers Register

It has been a long road. Having been declined a full copy of the teachers register see here and implementing a student built workaround see here the Ombudsman finally facilitated the result I desired. My students can now use the  teachers register data-set to … Continue reading

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Google Student Ambassador program : Open Source equivalent?

I was pleased to hear that a former student of Wellington East Girls College has been appointed to a Google Ambassador role. The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their … Continue reading

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The Teachers Register and the smart young lady

I recently made a renewed attempt to get a complete copy of the Teachers Register in CSV format – for teaching SQL. (See previous attempt) My request was declined, again and I have lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman. To … Continue reading

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NZTA data like pulling teeth

I made a request for data from NZTA for some data related to vehicles – no private data . (My Senior DT class is following this chain of correspondence.) NZTA responce After reviewing your request, it has been determined to be too … Continue reading

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ULearn 2012 Open Data presentation

For those interested, presentation notes. ULearn 2012 Open Datav2

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