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G'day Steve, Yep APNI (Australian Plant Name Index) list Australian Native and Naturalized plants as well as some weed species. APNI includes some services for looking up plant names. APC the Australian Plant Census is a list of the currently accepted names as recognised by CHAH the Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. (http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/) ...


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Some tips for scrapers: log: don't stop at "sometimes I get data and sometimes I don't" -- when you get unexpected results in the response, log it so you can learn what happened. Specifically when you are being throttled for making too many requests, you will often get an explicit message saying so. cache: write your code to save files you retrieve and use ...


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You may get better answers on CodeReview, but just glancing at your code I have one suggestion that is to split the codes into a scraping and parsing steps. This will help with reproducibility and also by decoupling the steps you can easier debug. Scraping - the goal should be to save HTML files saved on the disk with names describing what they are and when ...


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The link below is to the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) Geographic Name Server (GNS) for geographic features of Austrialia. The dataset has been converted to a linked CSV format and should be easy to parse. Your interest will be in records that are administrative divisions (NGA/GNS FCFC=A). The value of NGA/GNS DSG will tell you the type of administrative ...


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WMO OSCAR has a (complete?¹) list of current space-borne high resolution optical imagers, defined as instruments with a "spatial resolution in the range of less than 1 m to a few 10 m.". Scroll down to "Current instruments". I'm not an expert in high-resolution optical imagers, but I suspect the problems are as follows: The higher the resolution, the ...


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The WRF Preprocessing System (WPS) has open land data and a documentation. You could also try the NCAR data. There is land cover included but the webpage is unclear about the data access. A data set only covering the years between 2001 and 2012 is the MODIS Land Cover. It is available as GeoTiff.


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Here are the links that might be what you are looking for but I'd google it if these were not what you are looking for: http://www.diva-gis.org/Data http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/data


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I wasn't able to find any free datasets which answered my question. But the next best thing was a reasonably cheap dataset from http://datajet.com.au which had business name, type and lat/long:


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There are 9 different types of emu whose populations range from common to extinct. The Grey Emu is prevalent, while the Kangaroo Island Emu is extinct. If you want general populations of emu in Australia, try Birdata, which shows populations of Australian birds by location and time, and allows you to download custom datasets. Here's the link for emus. ...


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I don't know when this came along, but the Atlas of Living Australia now has an API which can (maybe) answer the question. This query asks for every member of the plant kingdom for which there is a record showing its presence in a polygon which matches Australia: http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/explore/endemic/species.csv?q=kingdom:Plantae&wkt=POLYGON%20(...


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Based on http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/236643, which states Synop Pty Ltd was awarded the contract to develop METeOR and developed the system by customising their XML-based content management system., I would say it is not free / open source software. You could contact Synop, or you could ask AIHW if they can host some of your data: ...


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OpenStreetMap has underground items in its data so you can pull data from there.


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The official Australian Land Cover can be located here. However, it's a WMS only. You may be able to contact GeoScience Australia for a raster file. The description: The Land Cover map service includes information derived from the Dynamic Land Cover Dataset (2000-2008) containing Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) information. The service provides a ...


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Electoral boundaries from 2015 are available on the website of the New South Wales Electoral Commission. GDA94 Geographical MID/MIF Files New South Wales electoral boundaries for the 2015 State election are available here as GDA94 geographical MapInfo mid/mif polygons and are supplied 'as is'. This can be used in software such as MapInfo, ARC ...


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There is no open data source that I am aware of that would be able to provide foot traffic at the hourly level for the method you are looking for. That being said, an option would be to look up recent traffic studies and see if they include pedestrian and bicycle counts for the study area you are looking at. On the commercial side, you can talk with the ...


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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, exact geographic boundaries for the post codes are not well defined. Indeed, the data available from the ABS are re-released periodically. However for simple purposes you can probably find what you need from the ABS geography portal. Always carefully read the data descriptions of course to make sure it's fit ...


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The AusCover data portal is also likely to be of use here. Specifically, Land cover dynamics and phenology


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DMOZ is a directory and naturally is great for tasks like this. You're going to have to do all of the leg work though: Search DMOZ for Australia + Hotel


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