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Addressing Open Governance and Intent: Canadian Open Data Summit

Intent is the overarching message at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) in Niagara Falls, hosted by Niagara Connects.  The summit is comprised of various public participants, sponsors, and 70 speakers from the open data community drawn from all levels of government, the non-profit and commercial sectors, and education institutions, each with a vested interest […]

Tracking Open Progress: Open Canada Update

Tracking open data progress and growth opportunities requires a time-intensive initial survey, and the maintenance of portals is even more involved. A recent ODI Toronto presentation and visualization report, Mid-Size Visual Insight illustrates mid-size cities known to have open data initiatives, and is derived from merging community and Open Canada data. Open Canada is the national government site […]

The Best of 2016 Data News

The past 12 months have been… interesting, to say the least. Geopolitical turmoil has dominated the news cycle, and some truly unpleasant things have been said and printed. Niceness took a backseat in 2016, it seems. Although the open data-sphere certainly wasn’t immune to this barrage of negativity, there were some bright spots throughout the […]