AURIN Open API and QGIS

Accessing the AURIN Open API via QGIS

 

QGIS is a free and open Desktop GIS. To connect to the AURIN Open API data via QGIS, please follow these steps

  • In your QGIS session, either click on the WFS shortcut on the side of your browser (numbered “1” in the image below), or go to LayerAdd LayerAdd WFS Layer drop-down menu (numbered “2”)

 

 

  • Click on the New button, and create a new connection naming it something such as AURIN Open API, and entering the following url when prompted
http://openapi.aurin.org.au/wfs?version=1.1.0&
  • Enter your credentials (User Name and Password) and Click OK

  • Click Connect

  • Once connected you can see a list of available datasets. Click on the dataset you wish to display. In this example, we will select South Australia Road Crash Statistics 1/1/2011 – 31/12/2015 and click Add

  • Your data should now appear in your QGIS session. You can change the symbology of the dataset, as well as export it into ESRI shapefile format for editing and modification