Spring Project Updates

It’s been a busy spring at ODI Toronto! As we head into what will surely be a glorious summer, here are a few updates on our activities.

Firstly, Bianca has been writing up a storm about open data and civic tech… for the Torontoist’s new Civic Tech column. Her first post was about mapping and urban planning data, followed by a discussion of how some Torontonians are using data to improve our mental health care system and processes. This will be a regular column, so more to come!

Secondly, on the theme of cities, I’ve been working with Open Knowledge Canada to launch their Local Open Data Census. This project aims to catalogue and rank the open data portals of city and municipal governments across the country. The census is just getting started, so I’ll post an update once more cities and municipalities have signed on.

We’ll be spending much of our summer planning for the TOProsperity hackathon at the Toronto Reference Library, so stay tuned for more details about that too.


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