Commons News

Queensland Police data website licensed under CC BY

Cheryl Foong, 5th November 2012

The Queensland Police Service is again leading the way as a government agency, recently launching the myPolice Data website ( myPolice Data currently provides statistical information on the number and rates of reported offences between 1997 – 2012. This data … Continue reading

Geoscience Australia licenses Landsat 8 satellite images under CC BY

Cheryl Foong, 27th September 2012

The terms of the new Landsat 8 satellite agreement between the governments of the United States and Australia acknowledge that Geoscience Australia (GA), like its senior partner the US Geological Survey, is committed to making more spatial data more readily … Continue reading

CC’s licence chooser

Cheryl Foong, 17th August 2012

CC has launched a new licence chooser, available at It’s a great development, as it makes the process of choosing a CC licence clearer and more intuitive. This new licence chooser (on the right) features the same questions in … Continue reading

Geoscience Australia to license Landsat 8 images under CC BY

Cheryl Foong, 27th July 2012

The Landsat 8 satellite, to be launched in early 2013, is expected to be fully operational by May or June of that year. Once it begins capturing images and beaming them back, Geoscience Australia (GA) will publish them online for … Continue reading

4 million CC licensed videos on YouTube

Cheryl Foong, 27th July 2012

It’s been a year since YouTube launched its CC video library, and since then, users have added 40 years worth of video under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. From 25 July 2012, users can opt for future videos … Continue reading