ABS has developed Google Maps prototypes to demonstrate Data Visualisation using Google Maps for Flash.
The concept of data visualisation is a natural fit with the ABS. By using a map to transform ABS data, one can quickly visualise a set of data as information which tells a story about a particular region. The aim is to enhance information dissemination in creative and profound ways for the future.
Work is being done on the standardisation of data using SDMX and we are also finding ways to automate KML production. If you would like to work with us on this project, please contact us!