Digital tools

Colouring Cities

 

Colouring Australia

Colouring Australia is a free knowledge exchange platform designed to provide over fifty types of open data on Sydney buildings, to help make the city more sustainable.

Colouring Australia is a digital toolkit under the Australian Housing Data Analytics Platform (AHDAP), developed in partnership with the Colouring Cities Research Programme based at the Alan Turing Institute.

The programme works with local, regional, national and international partners to develop open platform code also of relevance to other cities.

New datasets and features are added all the time. Any help you can give, colouring-in our building maps, and enriching and verifying our open datasets is very much appreciated.

Our data and code are open to use and share under our open license terms.

Colouring Cities is currently available in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide
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Housing Analytics Workbench Tools

The Housing Analytics Workbench Tools of the AHDAP project is an online workbench comprising a series of main functions of four tools: AHAT, Envision, Australian Property Market Explorer and WhatIf? It consists of a suite of analytical and decision-support tools for urban planners, researchers and industry. It allows evidence-based decision-making and leading-edge research around Australia’s towns and cities.

The What If? planning support system (PSS) is a collaborative planning tool designed to allow strategic planners to experiment with planning scenarios. The tool informs strategic planners on the impact of population growth and other socio-economic factors on the future of Australian cities. The tool will launch in mid-2022

Envision offers a set of tools allowing users to query a wide variety of data sets to undertake multi-criteria evaluation and strategic, map-based, precinct-level planning. The tool will launch in mid-2022

Affordable Housing Assessment Tool (AHAT) is designed to calculate the impact of different cost and subsidy parameters on housing affordability. This project level, general feasibility tool models the financial impacts of a range of policy mechanisms and levers to meet the costs of providing housing for a given mix of housing needs groups. The tool will launch by December-2022

The Australian Property Market Explorer (APME) is an online, visual exploration tool for conducting visual analytics on data available on property markets across Australia.

Property values are rapidly calculated using any one of the automated valuation models available on the toolkit. The generated values are visualised on a map and can be overlayed with other geospatial information layers relevant to investigating trends in property price. The tool will launch by mid-2023