The NSW dMarketplace is the next step in our data journey and continues our commitment to ensuring the people of NSW get greater access to more of the data that is of interest to them, through improving the availability and usability of data.
Data becomes information, information leads to insights, insights lead to innovation.
NSW’s dMarketplace: Simple, Secure, Seamless.
The new data marketplace will enable greater data sharing:
With the public, government and industry by providing simple and easy to use tools to discover, access, interpret and visualise data
Internally across government agencies through improved data access management, including secure access to shared data. This will be achieved through the establishment of secure managed agreements that will reduce the complexity of sharing data between agencies
Seamless transition between the different capabilities in the dMarketplace for data consumers and data custodians
Support for the development and promulgation of apps
Data sharing within NSW Government, and especially outside of Government, is currently a complex and manual process. Numerous data sharing agreements are in place, which vary depending on data type and recipients. This makes the process of accessing and using data very challenging both for NSW citizens and NSW Government agencies. Whilst we have made significant steps forward from an open data perspective with the launch of the current data.NSW, there was more to be done, and we had not yet tackled the issue of shared data.
The NSW dMarketplace, to be launched as a new release of data.nsw.gov.au, is a collection of capabilities that will improve data sharing for both open and shared data across NSW Government. It provides a catalogue of available data in a style similar to that of "TripAdviser", with the ability to recommend, comment on, and see relationships between datasets. The dMarketplace also provides data visualisation tools (on an accurate map of NSW, and via charting capabilities) to help data consumers undertake simple visual analyses. Dedicated workspaces for more complex analyses will also be available.
The dMarketplace was launched as an internal Beta across the NSW Government in December 2017, with a public launch scheduled for 2018. The initial public launch will focus on the app developer community.