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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26 July 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Why Open Data is cool

a Case Study for Municipal Open Data The heat is scorching! Residents across Ontario, Quebec and part of the US are trying to stay cool. Many seek out public swimming pools and splash-pads, and turn to their municipalities for information. Others, like Joey Coleman of OpenHamilton and yours truly seek out ways to make that [...]

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06 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Collision Data

This morning’s tragic news about a pedestrian killed in a collision on Britannia road (via MiltonSearch) raises a question about data on similar collisions and accidents in the region. According to HRPS collisions statistics there were nearly 7,000 property damage collisions in 2009, with 1,178 injury collisions. What if there was a way to analyze [...]

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