Posted by Davina Jackson on 28 Aug 2014

Queensland on the QLD Globe map interface.

Queensland on the QLD Globe map interface.

Queensland’s Premier, Campbell Newman, is releasing 1400 new state government datasets for free public use – and hosting a competition for best applications.

The 2014 Premier’s Award for Open Data offers $A5000 each for best use, best commercial app and best community app exploiting datasets released via the Queensland Government’s Open Data program (based in the Premier’s Office). Smaller prizes are offered for best entries from school students and public servants – and Microsoft is sponsoring a $A60,000 StartupQ prize for the most promising startup business concept, using the state government’s open data.

The competition closes 26 September 2014. More information at data.qld.gov.au