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Trees at the City of Perth

This dataset contains current tree data for the City of Perth and contains information regarding the Botanical name, Common Name and Family. The data is constantly under review by Parks staff and is known to not be complete at this time.

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Wifi Activity 

This dataset contains current data from numerous Wifi sensors across the City of Perth LGA.  This is used as an approximation of pedestrian activity levels.  The data is used in support of City Planning, Events Management and Activation of public spaces.  No personal data is collected or retained.  

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Weather Station data

This data is part of the City’s Smart Irrigation system.  The data is used to adjust irrigation in parks and gardens throughout the Perth LGA.

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Data stories

Citizen Science Environmental Monitoring

As part of the City of Perth’s Smart Cities innovation program it is engaging with citizen scientists to encourage investigation, collaboration and innovation using smart devices connected to the internet, commonly known as the “Internet of Things” or IoT.

To kick-start community engagement the City provided participating Citizen Science organisations (schools, universities and community groups), with solar powered environmental sensors connected to the internet. The sensors collect observation data from the air, water or soil and can be monitored remotely from an IoT application. Historic data will be made available on the Open Data Portal to be used for further analysis.

The City’s Open Data Portal will allow the participants to share their data and data stories with other Citizen Science organisations, through dedicated collaboration spaces. Sharing open data with the public informs citizens and allows the data to be used for other purposes such as research.

The view below is a link to the City’s IoT application dashboard used to monitor air quality for all Citizen Science organisations.

City of Perth Free Public LoRa Network

As part of the City of Perth’s Smart Cities engagement programme, the city is providing a free public outdoor wireless Lo Range (LoRa) Network service for its citizen scientists, residents, community groups and businesses, to promote learning and innovation with smart devices connected to a network, collectively known as the “Internet of Things” or IoT.

The LoRa Network is perfect for anyone who wants to buy or build their own LoRa compatible smart devices that need to be connected to the internet to monitor and/or control the devices through client apps. These devices are could be used to control, track or sense some aspect of your business, home or environment.

LoRa devices send messages on unlicensed radio band frequencies that are free to use and the City’s pubic network will receive and forward messages for devices using the Australian AU915 band. Anyone with LoRa compatible AU915 devices can use the City’s LoRa network without having to pay for ongoing network access.

The City will install 7 LoRa network gateways that will be connected to the internet through The Things Network (TTN). TTN is a free global open LoRa Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) server provider where you can register your LoRa devices to start logging data from your sensors. TTN is a community based organisation and provides information and forums to get you started with LoRa technology to become actively involved in the “Internet of Things”.

The interactive dashboard below shows the City’s LoRa Network with the location of the City’s gateways using data captured from TTN.
https://data.perth.wa.gov.au/story/city-perth-free-public-lora-network-0 

Additional Information
https://lora-alliance.org/about-lorawan
https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/

 
  • Privacy Statement

    Introduction

    This statement sets out information relating to the privacy and protection of personal information on the Open Data Portal or "Portal" (data.perth.wa.gov.au).

    Information We Collect

    Personal Information
    If you provide feedback about the Portal the personal information that you provide will be collected, including first and last name, email and organisation. We use this information to help you use the Portal and to capture data for our analysis. If you are a registered account user we will recognise your individual usage of the Portal. The City of Perth (“We” or “Us”) will never disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent, unless required to do so by law.


    Portal Usage Information
    We will record user visits and log the following information for analysis purposes:

    •  Your IP address.
    • Your top level domain name (for example, .com, .net, .gov).
    • The date and time of your visit to the site.
    • The pages accessed and documents downloaded.
    • Time spent on individual pages.
    • Time spent overall on the site.

    The information collected will be de-personalised, and no attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities unless required by law, whereby a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our service provider logs. All data we collect will be stored in Australia.

    Cookies
    Cookies are pieces of information placed on your computer either to store information required to operate a function, or to record your preferences when browsing a site. Google tracking cookies may be used to record Portal usage statistics for the purpose of improving user sessions and to assist in future improvement of the Portal.

    Security
    We ensure all reasonable measures are taken to protect your information. However, you should note there are inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the internet. Therefore, you should make your own assessment of the potential risks to the security of your information when making a decision as to whether or not to utilise the Portal.

    Requesting to Access Information
    You can contact us at Smart.Cities@cityofperth.wa.gov.au if you have a request relating to any personal information we may hold about you. Remember to include your name and contact details. We may need to verify your identity before providing you with your personal information.

    In the case where we are unable to provide you with access to personal information, we will explain why. All requests for access to personal information will be dealt with in a reasonable timeframe.

    Changes to this Statement
    This statement is reviewed periodically in accordance with the ongoing development of the Portal website. For further information about our privacy statement and related information practices, or to access or correct your personal information or provide feedback, please contact us at Smart.Cities@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

  • Terms and Conditions

    Disclaimer

    This Open Data Portal (the “Portal") is provided by the City of Perth (“We” or “Us”). While we have taken all due care to ensure the data on this Portal is accurate, current and available, there may be errors or omissions and occasions where the data is not available and/or the Portal is not available.

    The City of Perth, its directors, servants, employees or agents deny any responsibility for any loss or damage (including, but not limited to, loss or damage caused by reason of any negligence on the part of the City of Perth, its servants, agents, employees or directors) to the users of the Portal whether caused by reason of any error, omission or misrepresentation in the data or otherwise. Users of this Portal will be, and are responsible for making their own assessment of the data.

    The information and data on this Portal is subject to change without notice.

    Registered User Accounts
    As a registered account user you have provided consent to the City of Perth to enable usage of the Portal on an individual basis. You agree that:

    • you are individually responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account.
    • you are individually responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account.
    • you must immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
    • any accounts that have been inactive for an extended period of time may be permanently deleted without notice, including any files or content. remaining on the account.
    • we may preserve or disclose content of your account if required to do so by law.
    •  technical processing of the Portal and transmission of content, including individual user content, may involve various networks. Content may be translated to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

    Copyright
    With the exception of the trademarks, service marks, patents and where otherwise noted, material presented on data.perth.wa.gov.au is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.
    Where specific licence terms (such as Creative Commons) are applied to pages of this Portal, or to any data, material or products on this Portal, those licence terms shall prevail over any inconsistent provisions in this statement.

    Linked websites
    Please note that the Portal contains some links to external web sites because they contain material related to the City of Perth or reference to external sources. When a user has clicked on a link to another site, they leave the Portal and are no longer protected by these conditions.

    The City of Perth takes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of any information included in external websites. These external information sources are outside the control of the City of Perth and it is the responsibility of all internet users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, reliability and correctness of information found on those external internet links.

  • About

    What is the Open Data Portal?
    The City of Perth Open Data Portal will provide a platform for data sharing and collaboration for a range of users including citizen scientists, the public sector (such as other local government authorities), commercial and retail businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators, residents and community groups.

    Why open data?
    The City of Perth collects a variety of information about its services, utilities and assets. By making this data publicly available it is envisaged that it can be used to generate insight, ideas and opportunities that will lead to benefits for the city as it continues to grow as a vibrant place to work, live and visit.

    How could this data potentially be used?
    The data could be used for any purpose such as for public awareness, to blend with other data for analysis or modelling, to load into an application for business use or to support ideas and innovation.

    Our Aim
    Our aim is to publish non-sensitive council data online that relates to key aspects of living and working in the City – environmental, safety, social and economic, and in doing so will increase transparency, improve public services and support social and economic initiatives.

     
  • FAQs

    What is open data?
    Open data is publicly available data collected by the city through its routine business activities and made available for public use. It does not include private or confidential data about individuals.

    What are the licensing arrangements for Open Data, and are there any restrictions on how I can use it?
    Data is published under the Creative Commons Attribution license which states that you can copy, redistribute, and use the material for any purpose, provided you give appropriate credit to the original creator and the sources linked to.

    What kind of data does City of Perth publish Open Data Portal?
    We will continue to add datasets collected from a wide variety of sources in relation to the City of Perth including the environment, economy, recreation, safety, culture, transportation, planning, utilities and services.

    How frequently is the data updated?
    You can find the frequency of when the data will be published in the additional information section of each each dataset.

    Who can use the datasets?
    The data is published for everyone to use under the Creative Commons Attribution license.

    Can I comment on published datasets?
    Yes. Comments on datasets can be posted by registered users in the collaboration spaces.

    How do I participate in collaboration spaces?
    Anyone can read discussions in the collaboration spaces. However, you will need to register to participate in collaboration space discussions.
    To register, simply submit your name and email.

    How do we submit feedback or report data related issues?
    You can send any feedback, enquiries, suggestions for new datasets or support requests to Smart.Cities@cityofperth.wa.gov.au.

  • Projects
    City of Perth LoRaWAN
    The ingredients for #smartcity at #CityofPerth. #iot #opendata #lorawan #industry40 #perth Tom Zorde #DigitalEconomy
    13.6 million LoRa messages delivered through #cityofperth LoRaWAN since April 2019.
    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6640941660673048576/

    Smart Irrigation
    City of Perth discusses its successful Smart Irrigation rollout.
    #perth #smartcities #SmartCitiesWeek #SmartCitiesWeek2019 #watersolutions #innovation
    #sustainability #smartcity #irrigation #cityofperth #iot #iotdevices
    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6589319365857021952/

    Citizen Science Program
    City of Perth discusses its successful Citizen Science program.

    Special thanks to the school teachers and tertiary educators who made this possible.
    Your passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths is preparing the next generation for the IoT Age.

    #perth #citizenscience #stem #smartcities #innovation
    #sustainability #smartcity #cityofperth #iot #iotdevices #SmartCitiesWeek #piot #SmartCitiesWeek2019 #environmentalhealth #airquality #lorawan
    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6590884564888096768/ 

    Smart Lights
    City of Perth shares Smart lighting insights.
    https://lnkd.in/gXYEpS2

    #cityofperth #perth #smartcities #smartlighting #co2reduction #SmartCitiesWeek #energyefficiency #SmartCitiesWeek2019 #iot #iotdevices #innovation #sustainability #smartcity
    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6592307385883340801/