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16 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Milton Open Data Report: Gets the Costs & Risks, Misses on Benefits

The Open Data Report by Milton city staff is ready for council! At 2 pages long, it’s crisp, quite balanced, and does take into consideration costs & risks of an open data initiative by the town. Understated is the focus on CITIZEN VALUE of Open Data –  particularly when the minority of those “software developers and tech savy citizens” turn Data [...]

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17 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

If the feds can, why can’t we?

If the feds can, why can’t we?

Can today’s announcement of data.gc.ca trigger some thinking & action on the part of our local municipalities to follow in the footsteps of other Canadian cities — and now Federal Gov’t — in becoming more open with our data??

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25 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Open Data Hackathon – Dec 4th

Things have been quite busy with open data in the last few months. Some of Open Halton team members Mark, Aaron, and myself have been head down working on Emitter.ca (Mark’s post on it here), and we were even featured in the front page of Oakville Beaver. Woo hoo! We are still getting some feeback [...]

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