07 February 2012 ~ 3 Comments

What happened, Milton?

Open Data in Milton, ON? Not quite yet, possibly not at all! But why? Things seem to progress so well with the Open Data motion!? What happened: Councilor R. Di Lorenzo withdrew his motion and asked staff to report back to council on the risks, benefits and costs involving the possible implementation of an Open [...]

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31 January 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Milton Open Data Motion

Today Milton, ON town council is considering an open data motion put forward jointly by two Milton councilors: Rick Di Lorenzo and Zeeshan Hamid. The motion specifically calls out Open Government, Open Data and Open Standards as the areas that contribute towards transparency, sharing of information, improving services, efficiency of government services and creating a [...]

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19 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Burlington Open Data Pilot

City of Burlington just launched an Open Data pilot, proudly joining the likes of Vancouver, Nanaimo, Toronto, Edmonton and Ottawa. Championed by the city’s Information Technology Services department, this initiative is a solid step towards improving transparency, accountability and citizen engagement. Earlier in July OpenHalton was involved in helping organize an “Open Data e-Gov Focus [...]

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02 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Vancouver Council Expenses

Vancouver Council Expenses

PART 1: Why Expense Data should be Open Data ? Earlier this week I found out that the City of Vancouver had added their Council Expenses as open data to the city’s Open Data Catalogue. This is a great example of municipal government transparency and commitment to open data, as demonstrated by their posting of [...]

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