What data is expected?
Aggregate data about the emission of air pollutants especially those potentially harmful to human health (although it is not a requirement to include information on greenhouse gas emissions). Aggregate means national-level or available for at least three major cities. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data must be available for the following pollutants and meet the following minimum criteria:
- Particulate matter (PM) Levels
- Sulphur oxides (SOx)
- Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Carbon monoxide (CO)
- Updated on at least once a week.
- Measured either at a national level by regions or at leasts in 3 big cities.
What data is available
- Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
- Is the data available for free? Yes
- Is the data machine readable? Yes (XML, CSV)
- Available in bulk? No
- Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
- Publicly available? Yes published by Department of the Environment)
- Is data in digital form? Yes
- Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
- Does the data exist? Yes
You can download the results of searches as XML (and also in some cases as CSV) - see e.g. http://www.npi.gov.au/npidata/action/load/download-result. As such we are marking machine-readable as yes. However bulk is marked "no" as there is no simple way to get the entire database easily. Data is not openly licensed as copyright notice at http://www.npi.gov.au/%C2%A9-commonwealth-australia states: "You may download, store in cache, display, print and reproduce the material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice, or links to it where they appear) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation." (Note also that the copyright link on many data pages is to http://www.npi.gov.au/about/copyright.html which 404s!).
- Alex Sadleir
- Alex Sadleir