AURIN APIs

AURIN has developed an Application Programming Interface (API) to allow users to access a whole range of open datasets, without having to log in to the portal. The API is based on standards from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), specifically CSW and WFS. Users can access these datasets via desktop GIS programs such as QGIS, mobile apps, and other programming or technical environments and platforms (such as Python, R, Jupyter) that support the standards.

The AURIN APIs contain data contributed to AURIN as part of activities to enhance research outcomes and knowledge about cities, regions and urban infrastructure. AURIN is funded by the Commonwealth government NCRIS program.

What data can I access through the AURIN API?

The AURIN API contains data contributed to AURIN as part of activities to enhance research outcomes and knowledge about cities, regions and urban infrastructure. AURIN is funded by the Commonwealth government NCRIS program.

AURIN supports open data. Some datasets available through the API are licensed under Creative Commons Non-Commercial licences. This means that data contributors chose to licence their data for non-commercial use. AURIN supports the right of contributors to choose how to licence their data.

There are two levels of access to the AURIN API.  Depending on whether you are an Academic Researcher, Student, Government, Not for Profit/NGO, New Media or Private Sector/Individual you will be provided with an API key that will determine which datasets you have access to.

For further information about Creative Commons licences, click here.

How do I register to use the AURIN Open API?

To register to use the AURIN Open API please read the  API Terms of Use and fill out the registration form. If you do not accept the Terms, you may not use the AURIN Open API.

AURIN User community

AURIN is keen to build a user community around the AURIN Open API. This will help AURIN understand the demand for different datasets in the wider Australian community and identify what datasets may benefit the broader community. If you would like to participate in this community or find out more about it, please tick the box on the registration form to receive the low volume AURIN newsletter. This newsletter is available quarterly.

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