I’m currently messing around with geospatial data by downloading street maps off openstreetmaps.
What I’ve been wondering about is - how come road data isn’t a publicly available dataset published by the government, or one of the government bodies? Surely the registry of all roads that are built or planned by NSW is managed by a government body somewhere?
Instead, I am currently playing around with street data from openstreetmaps, which I heard have issues with incompleteness, inaccuracy and sometimes vandalism.
Or perhaps I’m missing something?