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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 […]

Forging stronger data infrastructure in Canada

Photo credit: fontplaydotcom via VisualHunt / CC BY 2.0 “This article is in a way a call to study boring things. Many aspects of infrastructure are singularly unexciting… It takes some digging to unearth the dramas inherent in system design creating, to restore narrative to what appears to be dead lists.” – Susan Leigh Star, […]