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> WikiSym/OpenSym, Hong Kong, 5-7 August 2013
> Open Data and European Law: Towards a new research paradigm? - seminar, ACU, Melbourne, 15 April 2013
> ePSI Conference 2013
> Google donates millions for Open Data
> White House introduces Alpha.Data.gov
> CODATA 2012
> Creative Commons and the Digital Economy
> Live Webcast of OERAsia Regional Symposium
> Launch of Peter Suber's new book - Open Access
> NetHui 2012 CC Meetup
> Gov 2.0 LA keynote by Jeanne Holm
> 2012 International Open Government Data Conference
> UK Government releases Open Data White Paper and new Data.Gov.uk
> NZ Government releases report on Open and Transparent Government
> Census data available under CC BY
> Video Recordings from Open Government Partnership Annual Meeting
> Australian Electoral Commission adopts CC BY for its website
> Open Government Partnership
> Research Councils UK proposed policy on Open Access
> European survey report on scientific information in the digital age
> QUT?s farewell for Professor Brian Fitzgerald
> Open Education Week 5-10 March 2012
> Vivek Kundra on open data as 'Digital Fuel for the 21st Century'
> Chris Luton from the British Geological Survey to deliver a talk in Brisbane
> The Australian Bureau of Statistics? road to Open Access
> IGF2011 Workshop 123 webcast available online
> Video recordings of the Open Government Data Conference are now available
> European Commission on the reuse of its documents
> European Commission?s Digital Agenda: Turning government data into gold
> DEEDI and QPS websites licensed under CC BY
> Creative Commons & You public lecture in Cairns
> Anne Fitzgerald to present at Digital Information Management Summit 2011
> IGF2011 Workshop 123 Final report and transcript now available
> LGWN2011 audio recordings now available
> Open Government Data Conference and Data Camp a success
> Washington Declaration on IP and the Public Interest
> Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2011
> UK Open Data Consultation
> Open Government Data Conference & Data Camp - Brisbane
> Creative Commons seminars in Hobart, Sydney and Townsville
> Local Government Webnetwork We Believe In Community 2011 conference
> Queensland Government Licence Review Checklist
> McKinsey Global Institute's report on Big Data
> ACT Chief Minister's vision for open government
> Launch of NZGOAL.info
> Professor Beth Noveck and Professor Brian Fitzgerald to give a free talk in Brisbane
> New Internet and E-commerce Law book soon to be published
> City of Vienna launches open data portal
> Google Zeitgeist 2011 keynote: the importance of open government data
> Guardian.co.uk?s World Government Data Store
* > auPSI research helped during flood crisis
> Blue Sky: future directions in copyright law a success
> Senator Kate Lundy speaks on Open Government and Citizen-centric Services
> US National Science Foundation's new rules on sharing scientific data
> Open Access: Research-Education-Public Data Conference 2010
> Data.gov Concept of Operations and Case Study available
> Using Creative Commons in the Public Sector: Open Access to knowledge, culture and Public Sector Information (PSI) held 26 November 2010
> CC & Government Guide: Using Creative Commons 3.0 Australia Licences on Government Copyright Materials now available
> Open Data Goes Global: Open Government Data Camp 2010
> Professor Anne Fitzgerald presents at International Open Government Data Conference, Washington DC
> Peter Suber's journey towards open access
> Paul Uhlir named winner of the 2010 CODATA prize
> UK Open Government Licence and UK Government Licensing Framework launched
> Online Survey on the EU PSI Directive
> Victorian Government 2.0 Action Plan
> IEEE e-Science 2010 Conference
> Internet Governance Forum 2010 - Workshop 120
> New book Access to PSI: Law, Technology and Policy launched
> New book chapter by auPSI team published
> Professor Anne Fitzgerald speaks at CC Asia Pacific Conference 2010, Korea
> Professor Anne Fitzgerald to speak at DMO Forum 2010
> Draft Creative Commons and Government Guide now available online
> Gov 2.0 Expo 2010
> NZGOAL now entering Cabinet deliberation
> Government releases response to Government 2.0 Taskforce report
> Professor Anne Fitzgerald speaks at National Library of Australia
> World Bank launches Open Data Initiative
> U.S. Whitehouse announces Open Government Plans
> Professor Anne Fitzgerald to speak at VALA Meeting 2010 on Creative Commons
> UK Government launches data.gov.uk
> Professor Anne Fitzgerald speaks at LINUX 2010: Open and the Public Sector Mini Conference
> Enabling open access to public sector information with Creative Commons Licences: the Australian experience - now available online
> Government 2.0 Taskforce releases Final Report
> Project report to Government 2.0 Taskforce on copyright law now available
> Realising Our Broadband Future - Brisbane Consultation Forum
> Compiled Literature Review now available in hard copy
> Spatially Enabled Government Summit 2009 presentations now available
> NSS releases A Good Practice Guide to Sharing Your Data With Others
> Australian Government releases Digital Economy: Future Directions paper
> Report on the Inquiry into Improving Access to Victorian PSI released
> Brian Fitzgerald appointed to Government 2.0 Taskforce
> Prof Anne Fitzgerald and Prof Brian Fitzgerald to speak at Spatially Enabled Government Summit 2009
> National Research Infrastructure Committee Announced
> The Hon. Lindsay Tanner and Senator Kate Lundy speak at the CeBET Australia conference 2009
> Australian Government establishes Office of Information Commissioner
> Information Awareness Month launched
> The Guardian's Open Platform launched
> Appointment of Vivek Kundra as CIO in Obama Administration
> International Chapter of Literature Review now available
> Google denied access to Victorian fire data
> ABS releases data under CC licence
> National Information Strategy Seminar - Canberra
> auPSI Team advises Federal Government
> CRC-SI Conference 2008

auPSI research helped during flood crisis

Cheryl Foong, 28 March 2011

During the recent devastating flood crisis which affected much of Queensland, geospatial data, specifically digital elevation models or DEMs, were imperative to the creation of accurate flood models and for overcoming many operational challenges.

On 11 February 2011, the Australian Financial Review published an article entitled ‘Floods stress mapping needs’ which emphasises the significance of national elevation data available via Geoscience Australia‘s DEM web portal. The data, which was released on 15 December 2010, consolidates geospatial data from dozens of different agencies. Importantly, all of that data is released under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.

From 2005, members of the auPSI team and Creative Commons Australia (based at QUT) working on the CRC for Spatial Information‘s Project 3.05 (Data access and reuse: policy, law, technology and management – Enabling real-time information access in both urban and regional areas) collaborated closely with Geoscience Australia on the use of CC licences in managing geospatial datasets. Geoscience Australia resolved to use CC licences on their datasets in 2008 and since then has adopted CC BY as their default licence for all materials distributed via their website.  For more on Geoscience Australia’s shift to simplified CC licensing of its datasets see their media release from 20 November 2009.