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Southern Grampians Shire Council: Building a Smart Connected Rural Community

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The Southern Grampians Shire Council (SGSC) is a local government area in the Australian state of Victoria. Although small in size, this rural council aims to be a leader in smart city initiatives, bridging the digital divide and increasing the use of technology by its communities.

Real-time data sharing of key sensor data is essential to engaging people and helping transform a rural community into a thriving smart, connected community.

Over 1.2
million data points collected
council facilities
Over 1,000
data downloads

The Opendatasoft platform allows our community to create their own visualizations and slice and dice the data any way they choose. Commencing with localized weather data and parking data, Southern Grampians Shire Council will continue to add datasets to this user-friendly community portal.

Russell Bennett
Manager Business Systems at Southern Grampians Shire Council

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