My Victoria website developed by Geoplex launched!
- Nov 12, 2018
On 27 September 2018 the My Victoria website developed by Geoplex – parent company Nova Group – in partnership with Today Design, was launched by Victorian Special Minister of State, Gavin Jennings.
My Victoria is an innovative product envisioned by the Department of Premier and Cabinet designed to improve accessibility to Victoria’s extensive open data catalogue. The website allows businesses and the public to explore over 60 data sets published by the Victorian government in an easy to use web and mobile responsive application.
Geoplex worked in partnership with Today Design to deliver My Victoria. The product was developed in a short time frame by a multi-disciplinary team of government and commercial partners working in a collaborative agile environment. The project successfully combined human centred design principles with cutting edge Open Geospatial and Dev Ops components to deliver a beautiful high value product to the community.
Better access to government open data is estimated to have an economic benefit of $25 billion in Australia and $6 billion in Victoria by the Bureau of Communications Research. The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed plans to expand the range of data sets on the My Victoria website to provide Victorian businesses with the data and information they need to make informed decisions.
My Victoria is powered by Open Source GIS tools (Postgresql and Geoserver) and is deployed in a high availability configuration on the Amazon Web Services platform. All hardware infrastructure is provisioned and managed using “Infrastructure as Code” techniques to ensure optimum performance, security, reliability and reusability.
The My Victoria map display is based on the Openlayers framework and leverages Vector Tile services to provide smooth map transitions and fast browser side rendering. Geoserver acts as the single central data API and provides services supporting all maps, charts and data widgets in the application.
My Victoria is now supporting businesses across the state, whilst also playing a key role as an open data framework under the state government’s single digital presence program.
Geoplex are mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) specialists who enable the visualisation of data, drive competitive advantage and solve business problems.
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My Victoria makes open data accessible to Victorian businesses
For more information, contact
Sarah de Valence – Group Communications Manager
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