Data Publishing

To enable Pozi users to access data, the data must first be published to web. 

The Australian Federal Government provides the data.gov.au portal for government organisations to publish their data.

For detail information about how to join the portal and start publishing data, refer to this site:

https://opencouncildata.org/how-to-publish-data/

It’s also recommend to, wherever possible, follow any existing standards for typical council datasets:

http://standards.opencouncildata.org/

The specific requirements for data that you wish Pozi to access as a layer, please follow these guidelines.

  • Ensure there is a field that contains a unique id (to ensure features can be bookmarked)
  • Convert layers to SHP format, in WGS84 (lat/lon) coordinate system
  • Zip up the files
  • Upload to data.gov.au
  • If table structure changes from one upload to the next, or a new style is uploaded, notify data@digital.gov.au

Any data uploaded to data.gov.au in zipped SHP or CSV format is ‘ingested’ into their system overnight and available the following day in multiple formats:

Click on the WMS preview to see a map of the layer.

Check the layer styling (if required) and click on a feature to ensure it contains the up-to-date attributes.

When you’re satisfied that the data is being served correctly by data.gov.au, email support@groundtruth.com.au with the following information:

Important note regarding uploading CSV files

When uploading a CSV file you will prompted to specify a file type, and it is important that you specify csv as the file type, and not .csv or something similar. Incorrectly specifying the file type will result in the API interface not being generated as part of the ingestion process.

Notes regarding updating an existing dataset on data.gov.au

If you wish to replace an existing resource with a new version ensure that whenever possible the new file continues to use the same structure. Developers and others are able to access the resource via its UID (eg: [ ad5c6594-571e-4874-994c-a9f964d789df]). So if you overwrite a resource with a new file which is formatted differently or a different file type (replacing .CSV with an .XLS) you will run the risk of disrupting applications which utilise the resource. So if you do plan to restructure your data, add the new file as a different resource to the existing dataset.

Manually Updating a Resource in an Existing Dataset

  1. Browse to the relevant dataset
  2. Click on the resource that requires an update
  3. Click the Manage button located on the near top right of the page
  4. Click the Red X button to remove the current version of the resource
  5. If uploading an updated file click the Upload button
  6. If updating a link to an existing service, file or site click the Link button
  7. If required update the Name
  8. If required update the Description (markdown applies)
  9. If required update the Format (filetype eg, csv, kml, shp…)
  10. If left blank Last Modified will default to time of update
  11. Click the Update Resource button