National Freight Data Hub awarded for freight movement coverage

The NATIONAL Freight Data Hub prototype website received the APSEA Award for Spatial Enablement in recognition of its geospatial visualization tools such as maps and graphs.

The Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards praised the Data Hub developers for creating a tool that provides a national picture of cargo movements in Australia.

“It shows how to better use current data to answer lingering industry questions such as how much freight is moved, when and where,” APSEA said.

“The website contains maps and time charts and is the first publicly searchable directory of freight data for Australia.

“The NFDH was custom-developed by Geoplex, through an agile and rapid prototyping approach with the Australian Federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.”

DITRDC said the Cargo Data Directory also identifies Australia’s cargo movements, entry points and pain points.

“This helps both industry and government plan future investments and support day-to-day operations to keep goods moving even in uncertain times,” the ministry said.

This is the second time the data hub prototype has been awarded this year. It also received the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Award for Excellence in Transportation Data in February.

The ITS Australia Awards recognize outstanding work in the Intelligent Transport Systems industry each year.

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