Open data case studies

SLQ members registration

State Library uses Queensland open data to populate and validate Queensland addresses entered in our online membership registration form.

SLQ membership registration uses the Property Location Service open data provided by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. By using the Residential Address search feature, new members can search and find their address from the open data set. This then automatically populates the correct fields in the registration form.

The use of open data saves new members time as their address is automatically entered into the online form. Errors in data entry are therefore minimised.

Data collected using this open data set is also published as an open data set. The Library membership (State Library of Queensland) set includes suburb and postcode data.

SLQ member registration form

iHero - using facial recognition in First World War photo collections

iHero is a web application that used facial recognition technology to search photos of Australian Fisrt World War service men and women. Users of iHero upload a photos to begin a search. The appliation uses facial analytics to determine which photos from a number of major library collections are a match. The interface is clean and simple, and includes a quick search and a deeper search, which produces more more results. The facial recognition techniques explored in this entry can be used across a wide range of applications enabling photos sitting in archives and family shoe boxes to identified and described.

Search results include:

  • the match confidence (ex. 90%)
  • detected characteristics (gender, glasses, smile, age)
  • the matching images with a bounding box to indicate the person matched against (for images with multiple people included)

iHero was created as part of GovHack 2016 by Hack To The Future

iHero uses data from:

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